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Ms. Drake Venable from Mesilla NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Play is the Highest Form of Research

My students need toys that focus on pretend play, to facilitate and encourage language and motor development.

  • $583 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A child's experience in preschool sets the foundation for their educational journey! They are energetic learners, with a love for exploring and laughter.

We teach an Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed Preschool Program.

Our students are 3 to 5 years old, who are experiencing delays in the areas of language, social, motor, or at-risk due to a medical condition.

We work as a team with our families and community to ensure the best learning environment possible.

"Play is the work of Childhood".

My Project

Children synthesize knowledge and skills through play.

Because learning and child development doesn’t happen in discrete pockets of time or during isolated activities, children need opportunities to blend their skills and knowledge together.

Pretend play is an ideal way to do this. Think of children playing ‘grocery’ store. They sort by attributes as they group similar foods in sections of the store, use math concepts to tabulate amounts as they determine prices and calculate grocery bills, use writing to communicate by making signs, experiment with shapes and weights as they organize the store, work collaboratively as they assign roles and play together, and much more.

Ms. Drake Venable
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 16 students.

15 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Playmobil Take Along Playset Bundle with Modern House and School Playsets • Amazon Business $147.93 1 $147.93
PLAYMOBIL Furnished Children's Hospital • Amazon Business $79.95 1 $79.95
PLAYMOBIL Take Along Modern Doll House • Amazon Business $44.93 1 $44.93
Berenguer Boutique TWINS- 15” Soft Body Baby Dolls - 12 Piece Gift Set with Open/Close Eyes- Perfect for Children 2+ • Amazon Business $33.46 1 $33.46
Hape Kid's Chef Apron Set • Amazon Business $14.13 2 $28.26
PLAYMOBIL Rescue Ambulance • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Playskool Mr. Potato Head Super Spud • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Hape Healthy Basics Kid's Wooden Play Kitchen Accessories Food Set • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Hape Chef's Choice Wooden Play Food Basics Set • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Hape Pop Up Toaster Wooden Play Kitchen Set with Accessories • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
PLAYMOBIL School Bus • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00

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