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  • $566 goal

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Mrs. Confer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Let's Pretend: Using Dramatic Play to Improve Peer Interactions

My students need high quality dramatic play materials to enhance their imaginative and creative play.

My Students

Our classroom is home to two half-day Early Childhood Special Education classes. With up to twelve children per class, they keep me and my assistant on our toes. The children are all between the ages of two and four with developmental delays in the moderate to severe range.

Our school is located in a community plagued by high poverty, high crime, and low graduation rates.

Our school district has very limited funds and high staff turnover. Due to budget restraints, the teachers rarely receive money for supplies or learning materials for our students.

My Project

I'm requesting Pretend and Play Doctor set, play table, and New Sprouts Reel It, Styling, Farmers Market, Bake and Learn, Garden, Super Sandwich, and Tape Measure sets. Students will use these play materials to enhance their pretend play with their peers. Using shared materials they will practice sharing and turn taking.

By being able to vary the play themes in our dramatic play area, students will be able to act out real life experiences and take on different roles.

It is important that all children, but especially children with speech delays, be encouraged to pretend as a way to practice language.

These play sets will allow us to change the theme on a regular basis, from doctor's office, to grocery store, to restaurant, or to camping. So many exciting possibilities for children to interact with each other.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SET NEW SPROUTS REEL IT - SET OF 7 • School Specialty $21.29 2 $42.58
STYLE IT! MY VERY OWN STYLING SET OF 6 • School Specialty $19.16 2 $38.32
SORTING COLOR SET FARMERS MARKET, SET OF 31 • School Specialty $37.62 1 $37.62
PRETEND AND PLAY TABLE TOP SHOP • School Specialty $36.20 1 $36.20
PRETEND AND PLAY DOCTOR - SET OF 19 • School Specialty $33.36 1 $33.36
CALCULATOR CASH REGISTER PINK • School Specialty $30.45 1 $30.45
BAKE AND LEARN - SET OF 27 • School Specialty $24.13 1 $24.13
NEW SPROUTS GRILL IT! - SET OF 22 • School Specialty $23.21 1 $23.21
PICNIC SET NEW SPROUTS SET OF 15 • School Specialty $21.72 1 $21.72
SET NEW SPROUTS CAMP OUT - SET OF 10 • School Specialty $21.29 1 $21.29
NEW SPROUTS SUPER SANDWICH SET OF 29 • School Specialty $21.29 1 $21.29
PLAY GROCERY BASKET NEW SPROUTS SHOP IT - SET OF 9 • School Specialty $19.87 1 $19.87
GROW IT! MY VERY OWN GARDEN SET - SET OF 9 • School Specialty $19.59 1 $19.59
CLEAN IT! MY VERY OWN CLEANING SET OF 6 • School Specialty $19.16 1 $19.16
TAPE MEASURE SIMPLE • School Specialty $7.80 2 $15.60

Materials cost

$404.39

Vendor shipping charges

$40.44

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$480.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.86

Total project goal

$565.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$565.76

3 Donors

-$282.88

Donations toward project cost

-$240.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.43

match offer

-$282.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$240.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.43

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Project Activity

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