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Mrs. Gardiner from Baltimore MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Play!

Help me give my students a doll house and supplies to support their pretend play.

  • $497 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Not to brag, but I teach the most compassionate, inquisitive and creative group of three-year-olds in all of Baltimore City. This is a tall order, given that this is the first time these students have ever been in school! My goal for their first year of school is to give them a nurturing, safe school environment where they feel comfortable taking risks while they learn.

My Together at 3 class is comprised of eight typically developing students and two students with severe disabilities.

Despite their many differences, my students come together every day and work as a whole learning community.

My Project

Play is a fundamental skill for early learners. When fully engaged in play, students develop social skills, problem solve, and construct knowledge by building their own worlds. In order to play, students need an environment and materials that help them build these worlds. They need costumes, real world tools, books, and supportive caregivers. My students have the caregivers, they have books, they have the costumes and now they need the props to fully immerse them in dramatic play.

By donating to my project, you will be giving my students the opportunity to create their own worlds.

With the dollhouse and furniture set, they can create a family. With the veterinary set, they can learn to care for animals. With tools, they can help fix our classroom. With these tools, they can learn.

Mrs. Gardiner
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Slide N Go Dollhouse • Kaplan Early Learning Company $129.16 1 $129.16
Classic Doll House Furniture Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $101.96 1 $101.96
Veterinarian Dress Up & Accessories Playset • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.91 1 $39.91
911 Telephone • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Pretend & Playtm Work Belt & Tool Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Dust, Sweep, & Mop Play Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46

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