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Ms. Gouveia from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play Is Work, Work Is Play

My students need a dollhouse to learn social and problem solving

  • $621 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have many amazing students with great big hearts and top attendance rates! You'll understand why when you walk into our school and immediately are welcomed. Each teacher has a bulletin board outside their room with words of hope and encouragement.

You'll see well behaved kids with bright smiles, who might only run out of line to give a quick hug.

In spite of the community's median income of $33,000 and spending on food and other basic needs being 75% that of an average family they arrive to school eager to learn. Due to poverty and hardships many of our students come to school less than prepared. Were it not for the generosity of others, our students would not have the opportunity to enjoy their full potential.

My Project

Home life never leaves kids, so when they come to school they bring with them every message about themselves. Some are helpful and some not. We often see it reflected in their schoolwork, relationships, behavior, and at times, their frustration.

A dollhouse will help them to work through and process their experiences with each other, discovering potential and qualities as a new narrative sets the stage for language, creative thought, problem solving, testing boundaries and relationships.

Additionally, studies show that children living in poverty have fewer toys available to them, therefore fewer opportunities to build necessary skills for academic success.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
QS DOLL HOUSE UNFINISHED • School Specialty $104.15 1 $104.15
DOLLHOUSE FURNITURE BEDROOM SET OF 5 • School Specialty $21.79 2 $43.58
CAREER FIGURES SET 2 - SET OF 12 • School Specialty $29.32 1 $29.32
DOLLS PRETEND PLAY CAREER FIGURES ST/12 • School Specialty $29.32 1 $29.32
DOLLHOUSE FURNITURE BATHROOM SET OF 3 • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
DOLLHOUSE FURNITURE DINING ROOM SET OF 6 • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
DOLLHOUSE FURNITURE LIVING ROOM SET OF 7 • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
DOLLHOUSE FURNITURE CHILDRENS ROOM SET OF 5 • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
DOLLHOUSE FURNITURE PLAYGROUND SET OF 3 • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
DOLLHOUSE FURNITURE KITCHEN, SET OF 6 • School Specialty $21.79 1 $21.79
DOLLS PRETEND PLAY FAMILY HISPANIC ST/8 • School Specialty $19.87 1 $19.87
DOLLS PRETEND PLAY FAMILIES WHITE SET OF 8 • School Specialty $19.87 1 $19.87
WOOD DOLL FAMILY WHITE - SET OF 4 • School Specialty $17.96 1 $17.96
WOOD DOLL FAMILY AFRICAN AMERICAN - SET OF 4 • School Specialty $17.96 1 $17.96
DOLLHOUSE FIGURES PETS + ACCESSORIES SET OF 7 • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27

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