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Teacher Vasankari from Pleasant Hill CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Pretend! Dramatic Play in Pre-K SPED

My students need a Help-Yourself Dress-Up Center, and new dress up costumes!

  • $707 goal

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My Students

My students are preschoolers ages 3-5 in a autism specific classroom. In our room we learn to communicate, socialize, and play. We are from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

We spend our days expanding our experiences of the world to learn how to interact with each other and our environment.

This exploration is fostered through targeted individualized goals, sensory strategies to keep our bodies ready to learn, fun engaging activities, and loving dedicated assistants. Please help us continue to grow and learn!

My Project

With your support, we can expand the dramatic play opportunities for the children in my classroom. Children on the autism spectrum often find challenges in developing their play skills and interactions with peers. With two sets each of Veterinarian and Chef costumes children will be able to enjoy learning to play with a friend. The realistic props in the Classroom Vet Center will provide the tools needed to learn dramatic play sequences.

By adding more dramatic play costumes and accessories, the children in my classroom will have the opportunity to access the fun of pretend play!

The Help-Yourself Dress-Up Center will invite children to chose attractively displayed costumes. Baskets will keep the props organized and grouped together. Through access to an updated dramatic play area students will be engaged in exploring daily life skills, interactions with peers, and pretend play in a fun, engaging and motivating way.

Teacher Vasankari
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 10 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF660 - Help-Yourself Dress-Up Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
LC901 - Chef Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LC804 - Veterinarian Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
PP718 - Classroom Vet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LL363 - Dishwasher-Safe Plastic Baskets - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 1 $31.99

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