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Mrs. Barb from Middletown VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Through Play

My students need a dramatic play market in order to develop social and language skills. This type of structured play will help to mold my first grades into well rounded individuals.

  • $602 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day, I have the great pleasure of teaching 16 1st Grade students. Those students are eager to learn and explore the world around them. I teach at a public Title 1 school in a rural area that provides education for students kindergarten to fifth grade. My students come from many different backgrounds, which sometimes makes it difficult for students to be exposed to grade-level content at home. Most of my students come from hardworking mid to low socioeconomic families. Half of my current students come from homes that are unable to provide basic supplies and are a part of our County Weekend Backpack Program.

My Project

Dramatic play centers are essential for young learners to develop literacy skills along with oral language skills. Dramatic play also helps to increase reading comprehension which in turn gives them a deeper understanding of the narrative structure and character motivations found in stories. Furthermore, by acting out certain scenarios and asking and answering questions orally, students learn proper social etiquette and skills.

Additionally, students benefit from imaginary play because it allows them to express their emotions and feelings in a nonjudgmental way along with being exposed to a functional print.

With this dramatic play area my students will be able to apply newly taught ideas and skills into imaginary scenarios along with learning to better cooperate with each other.

Mrs. Barb
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA266 - Pretend & Play Market • Lakeshore Learning Materials $359.00 1 $359.00
RR900X - Let’s Go Shopping Food Baskets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00

Materials cost

$474.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$511.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.20

Total project goal

$601.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$601.31

2 Donors

-$551.31

Donations toward project cost

-$468.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.70

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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