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Mrs. Barton from Waianae HI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Pretend Makes Successful Kids

My students need multiple opportunities for independent, creative play which these learning materials would allow them to have.

  • $580 goal

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My Students

My students are behaviorally challenged for one reason or another. They have poor self-regulation skills and therefore are very impulsive and driven by such strong emotions. We have a very small class so that we can have intense social-emotional learning opportunities.

Independent play is critical for their psychological, emotional, and physical development.

It also gives children a chance to practice their social skills that we practice as a class. In order for our students to achieve academically, we need to take care of these basic skills.

My Project

My students are not learning at the pace of their general education peers. They are still developing their basic social skills.

The Poseable Puppy, Log Builders Set, the play kitchen sets, play food sets and the toy cash register will allow my students to practice their social skills while they play "store" and "house".

Make pretend is one of the best ways to help students to learn social skills so that later on, they may be successful in their general education classrooms. I would love my students to have materials that they may create and build with and I would love for them to play together in fun settings as a grocery store, a house, and/or a restaurant. Social settings that they are a part of every week and therefore need that practice!

Mrs. Barton
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 7 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR900X - Let’s Go Shopping Food Baskets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
NR15 - Log Builders - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 3 $98.97
CR634 - Let’s Go Shopping! Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LA427 - Best-Buy Kitchen Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH919 - Lakeshore Grocery Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP718 - Classroom Vet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
HH642 - Indestructible Pots & Pans Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RE173 - Little Hands Tool Tote • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP719 - Poseable Puppy • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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