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Mrs. McCarthy from St Augustine FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. McCarthy's Dramatic Play and Block Area!

My students need dramatic play, kitchen, and block area toys. They would love the Lakeshore Career Costume Set. I think the costumes are important to expose them to various careers.

  • $1,152 goal

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My Students

My students are 3-5 years old and come from various backgrounds. They love to learn and play, some don't even want to leave at the end of the day! They are creative and use their imaginations. During centers, they love to play in the kitchen/dramatic play area and pretend to be mommies and daddies.

My students also love the block/cars area where they can build, play and pretend.

They enjoy social interactions with each other and learn through playing with each other. They work on taking turns and sharing, most of them are pros now!

They are so grateful and happy for every little thing they get. They always tell me how much they appreciate the activities and things I get them. They never ask for anything and are happy with whatever they get. I'm so grateful and happy to have them!

My Project

We are a title I school and could really use these items to spruce up our centers. My students love to pretend but need more things to pretend with. My students would get a lot of use out of the Lakeshore Career Costume Set being that they don’t have any dress up clothes to play in at all. We have two aprons in the kitchen and they fight for them daily.

They also need food, plates, and utensils for their kitchen.

They had some food but a lot of it has been worn and broken from years of use. They still use it without complaints but I really think it's time for an upgrade! They have only two dishes, two cups, and no utensils in the kitchen area. I want them to have a full set of dishes, utensils, and pots and pans so they can pretend like their in a real kitchen.

In our block area, they have only wooden blocks, some cars, and no people. I want them to have Cars, Planes, and Trains bucket so they can have more variety in the block area. I also would like them to have the Lakeshore Pose & Play families to use in the block area. This will give them exposure to people that look like them but also people who look different than them.

Lastly, I want them to be exposed to various families by providing them with dolls that looks like them and look different than them. They love the baby dolls we have but they are very worn out from years of use. They don’t have proper clothing for their babies and make due with what they have. I just want them to get the most out of their pretend experience.

Mrs. McCarthy
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC890X - Lakeshore Career Costume Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $349.00 1 $349.00
RR900X - Let’s Go Shopping Food Baskets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
DS300X - Feels Real Baby Dolls - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $74.99 1 $74.99
DD965X - Lakeshore Pose & Play Families - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
DS305 - Clothes for 14" Baby Dolls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 2 $65.98
RA776 - Cars, Planes & Trains Bucket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LM365 - Best-Buy Play Food Assortment • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH938 - The Ultimate Fort Builder • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
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
HH642 - Indestructible Pots & Pans Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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