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Mrs. Gwaltney from Springfield IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

One, Two, Three See The Puppet Show With Me!

Help me give my students an amazing puppet theater! This puppet theater will allow the children to act out stories, use their imaginations, and encourage peer interaction Books and puppets with allow the children to expand their learning.

  • $563 goal

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My Students

I teach 2 half day Pre-K classes each having up to 20 children in each class. The children vary in ages from 3-5 years old. Each child was screened and qualified based on individual at risk factors. All of our classrooms are at risk, grant funded classrooms.

We are a developmentally appropriate classroom teaching children social emotional, academic, and motor skills by using hands-on activities.

These are amazing intelligent kids and I love to see the excitement in their eyes every day!

My Project

Our children get excited to use the puppets at the puppet theater each time we visit the library. We would like to carry that over into our classroom by adding puppets and a puppet theater. We would also like to add more books to encourage the children to act out the stories!

Having a puppet theater and puppets encourages peer interaction and fosters imaginative play.

Many of our children are learning how to interact with others and learn to use their language to express their ideas. This is just one more way to encourage that cooperative play.

Adding a puppet theater, puppets and new books would encourage the children to visit the book center more often. It would be really exciting for the kids to experiment with different ways to read a book!

Mrs. Gwaltney
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 40 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Childcraft Play Store and Puppet Theater with Dry-Erase Panels, 45-1/2 x 19-1/2 x 50-3/4 Inches • Amazon Business $197.95 1 $197.95
Mother Owl and Three Babies Puppet • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.96 1 $44.96
Animal Hand Puppets 5-Piece Set - Premium Quality with Movable Open Mouths, 9.5” Soft Plush Hand Puppets For Kids- Perfect For Storytelling, Teaching, Preschool - by Better Line (Safari Animals) • Amazon Business $33.90 1 $33.90
Melissa & Doug Safari Buddies Hand Puppets Puppet Set (6 Hand Puppets) • Amazon Business $25.45 1 $25.45
MerryMakers Five Little Monkeys Finger Puppet Playset, Set of 5, 5-Inches Each • Amazon Business $12.47 2 $24.94
Dream Snow • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Playful Pets Hand Puppets, Puppet Sets, Rabbit, Parrot, Kitten, and Puppy, Soft Plush Material, Set of 4, 14” H x 8.5” W x 2” L • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Do You Want to Be My Friend? (World of Eric Carle) • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
Melissa & Doug Jolly Helpers Hand Puppets, Puppet Sets, Construction Worker, Doctor, Police Officer, and Firefighter, Soft Plush Material, Set of 4, 14” H x 8.5” W x 2” L • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
MerryMakers Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Hand Puppet, 14.5-Inch • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Aurora 32180 14" Grator The Alligator Body Plush Puppet, Multicolor • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Pete the Cat and the New Guy • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48

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