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  • $794 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Yannella
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Lights! Camera! Social Studies!

My students need books and dramatic play props to support the integration of social studies and theater.

My Students

Visits to the police station, library, and post office are staples of kindergarten social studies. Help make these experiences more real and relevant for my students!

My students attend a school located in our nation's poorest Congressional district, at a charter school that focuses on both intellectual and character development.

Many of my students are English Language Learners, and others have not attended preschool. We focus in kindergarten on providing foundational experiences, developing prereading skills, and building students' desire to continue learning throughout elementary school. All of our young scholars are enthusiastic about coming to kindergarten and learning. They love reading, writing, painting, and making friends every day!

My Project

We are looking forward to an exciting social studies unit that will incorporate multiple curricular areas. We will begin by exploring our neighborhood and reading nonfiction about the people who work in the area around us. Students will then work in groups to author and perform plays that take place at various places in the neighborhood. These plays will encapsulate and call on many new skills, such as an awareness of the roles of various community helpers, understanding of setting, and knowledge of story structure. Students will, of course, also have to use their oral language and social skills, both cornerstones of kindergarten learning. I have requested costumes and props, such as a doctor's set and mailbox, to make students' plays more realistic and exciting. I have also requested a variety of nonfiction and fiction books about neighborhoods and community helpers.

Learning in kindergarten is most powerful when it is connected to students' lives and features a culminating experience where students can draw connections and reflect on their learning.

This project will provide my students with all of these opportunities, enhancing learning in literacy, social studies, and the arts.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH365 - Lakeshore Puppet Theater • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LA215 - Classroom Mailbox • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LC855 - Police Officer Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC801 - Mail Carrier Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC815 - Construction Worker Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC825 - Nurse Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
LC848 - Firefighter Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC807 - Doctor Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DR781 - Doctor’s Office • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Delivering Your Mail • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
The Police Station • AKJ Books $17.99 1 $17.99
El Barrio • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Welcome to My Neighborhood! • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
The Construction Crew • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Construction Sites • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Firefighters • AKJ Books $7.19 1 $7.19
My First Trip to the Post Office • AKJ Books $5.95 1 $5.95
Protecting Your Home • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Construction Alpahbet Book, The • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Mail Carrier • AKJ Books $5.18 1 $5.18
Police Officer • AKJ Books $5.18 1 $5.18
Check It Out!: The Book about Libraries Gail Gibbons • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
Mail Carriers • AKJ Books $5.11 1 $5.11
The Firefighters • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Post Office Book: Mail and how It Moves Gail Gibbons, Gail G • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Me on the Map • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
A Day in the Life of a Doctor • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
People in My Neighborhood • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
My Neighborhood • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Police Officers • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Firefighter • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Doctor • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Librarian • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Police Officer • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Construction Worker • AKJ Books $4.74 1 $4.74
Firefighters • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Police Officers • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Librarians Help • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
A Day With Doctors • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Doctors Help • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
In My Neighborhood • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
We Need Mail Carriers • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
A Day With Librarians • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
We Need Police Officers • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
We Need Doctors • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
A Day With Police Officers • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
A Day With Firefighters • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Firefighters Help • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Going to the Doctor • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
My Visit to the Doctor • AKJ Books $3.29 1 $3.29
A Day in the Life of a Firefighter • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
I Want to Be a Librarian • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Jobs People Do - A Day in the Life of a Police Officer • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$635.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$674.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.10

Total project goal

$794.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$794.00

1 Donor

-$794.00

Donations toward project cost

-$674.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$119.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 25 students.

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