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Ms. Hansen from Vermillion SD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play to Learn & Learn to Play

My students need a puppet theater/play store and cardboard blocks to use during play time to enhance our learning and imaginations!

  • $381 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are some of the most wonderful 3, 4, and 5 year olds you could ever meet! They have a wide range of abilities and have all qualified for special education services.

The sky is the limit for these children, and they have amazing potential.

We work hard each day to help them reach their fullest potential at school, at home, and out in the community. We constantly strive to provide research-based, developmentally appropriate activities in a developmentally appropriate environment.

The students in my classroom come from a variety of different home structures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and exposure to early childhood experiences. Our school is set in a small college town where a majority of families qualify for free or reduced lunch and other community resources.

My Project

My students thrive while playing in our classroom each day! All current research shows that PLAY is the way these little ones learn the best. We strive to provide them many different meaningful play experiences that enrich all areas of their development.

Our children practice and acquire academic, communication, social, motor, and adaptive skills while engaging in play in the dramatic play area.

The puppet theater/play store and blocks will be materials that are used all school year for a variety of play experiences! We change our dramatic play area one to two times each month. This keeps learning exciting and allows us to embed new skills in play. Some of the dramatic play experiences we love to engage in are: home living, ice cream shop, cookie bakery, sandwich shop, pizza parlor, hospital, veterinarian, puppet "movie" theater, and construction area.

Ms. Hansen
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLAY STORE / PUPPET THEATRE W/DRY ERASE • School Specialty $195.97 1 $195.97
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Extra-Thick Cardboard Building Blocks - 40 Blocks in 3 Sizes • Amazon Business $29.89 1 $29.89
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Extra-Thick Cardboard Building Blocks - 40 Blocks in 3 Sizes • Amazon Business $29.89 1 $29.89

Materials cost

$255.75

Vendor shipping charges

$19.60

State sales tax

$14.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$323.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.05

Total project goal

$380.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$380.31

1 Donor

-$380.31

Donations toward project cost

-$323.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.05

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$0.00

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