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Mrs. Slutsky from Hildebran NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Classroom Grocery Store

Help me give my students a Melissa and Doug Grocery Stand/Lemonade Stand. The Grocery Store accessories will be so much fun!

  • $192 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Developmental Day preschool classroom in the public school system. The class is made up of 18 students ages 3-5 years. Six of the students have been diagnosed with Developmental Delays. Many of these students have delayed language skills, delayed fine-motor skills, delayed sensory integration skills, and delayed social skills. Many of the typically developing students enter my classroom with limited vocabulary, over exposure to hand held technology devices, and poor social skills and pretend play skills.

My students are so much fun and love to learn through play and real life experiences.

We have many wonderful learning centers in our classroom. The most popular center in our classroom is the Pretend Play (Home Living) Center. The students engage with their peers in this center in various pretend scenarios. The pretend play center provides opportunities for our students to expand vocabulary and improve social skills such as turn-taking, requesting, and working together.

My Project

My students learn through play. The Pretend Play Center allows the students to use their imaginations in exciting ways. This center allows teachers and other students a wonderful place to model good language examples for our limited verbal students.

This center provides opportunities for language rich play between peers of varying abilities.

Our classroom would greatly benefit from the Melissa and Doug Grocery Stand/Lemonade Stand. This stand could be transformed into different pretend play scenes. For example, it could be a hot chocolate stand during our Snow theme week or a bakery the holiday season. It could a post office or a doctors office. The possibilities are endless and I look forward to seeing how my creative students use it.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Grocery Store/Lemonade Stand (Play Food, Wooden Play Center, Portable Plastic Bins, Sturdy Construction, 50” H x 16.25” W x 32” L) • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Companion Collection (Play Sets & Kitchens, Multiple Role Play Items, Helps Develop Social Skills) • Amazon Business $21.60 1 $21.60

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