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Ms. Taylor from Layton UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Play Is the Work of Childhood!

Help me give my students this Star Diner Kitchen, role-play costumes, and accessories for our Dramatic Play Center!

  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach two kindergarten classes at a Title I school. My students come from very diverse backgrounds and for many Kindergarten is their first exposure to English and a classroom setting. My students speak English, Spanish, Chinese, Chuukese, Urdu, and Marshallese. Many of my students come from limited English proficiency homes, and half of them come from very low socioeconomic backgrounds.

My students need concrete and hands-on experiences so they can experience things for themselves in order to build up both their experience and language bases.

They need to be able to interact with one another and work together to experience early success that will give them the confidence for great achievements for the remainder of their school career.

My Project

The Star Diner, role-play costumes, and accessories will be essential in helping my kindergarten students learn how to interact with one another, practice social skills, and integrate essential language skills as they play in our dramatic play center! They will interact with one another using the Star Diner, practice social skills as they engage with one another in role play and turn taking, and build their language bases as they talk and socialize with one another.

By donating to our project, you will help to improve and increase the social skills, language skills, and character education skills in my forty-four kindergarten students and give them essential skills that they will use throughout their lives.

Mr. Roger's said it best, "Play is the work of childhood." Help my students learn to work and play together and give them a successful foundation for the rest of their lives. Remember, all you really need to know you learned in kindergarten!

Ms. Taylor
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant (Play Set & Kitchen, Wooden Diner Play Set, Two Play Spaces in One, 35" H x 23" W x 43.5" L) • Amazon Business $150.93 1 $150.93
LL581 - Light Table Sensory Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
AA510 - Alphabet Nature Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant Play Set (Toy Diner Set, 41 Pieces) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Melissa & Doug Waitress Role Play, 3-6 Years • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Melissa & Doug Chef Role-Play Costume Set (Pretend Play, Materials, Machine-Washable, 17.5” H x 24” W x 0.75” L) • Amazon Business $23.67 1 $23.67
Melissa & Doug Server Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set with Realistic Accessories • Amazon Business $23.27 1 $23.27
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Condiment Set (Pretend Play, Sturdy Metal Caddy, Realistic Sound Effects, 6 Pieces) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LA926 - Lakeshore Jumbo Colored Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99

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