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Mrs. Richards from Hayden CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play to Learn!

My students need dramatic play supplies to develop essential early childhood and financial literacy skills.

  • $398 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a rural community of about 2,000 residents. They may not realize it yet, but they are growing and learning in a very supportive and tight-knit community that cares about each of them. In my classroom, I have 15 kindergartners of varying social, emotional, and academic needs. They are creative, clever, and spontaneous! They have so much excitement for school and learning; it makes my job so enjoyable! My students are unique individuals with unlimited potential. It is my job to ignite their excitement for learning so they can reach their full potential!

My Project

Young children learn essential social and emotional skills best through play. My students need financial literacy books and and dramatic play supplies to develop essential social and emotional skills. It is important that kindergarten students get the opportunity to learn through play. These materials will help students learn empathy, sharing, and turn taking as they pretend to play various roles. These are skills that students need to be successful in life. We will read the financial literacy books during our money unit to teach kids about needs and wants as well as how to be responsible with money. The dramatic play supplies will be set up as a diner, post office, and grocery store at different times during the school year to reinforce social and financial literacy skills!

Dramatic play increases students awareness of the world they live in.

They develop social-emotional skills as well as cognitive and language skills as they pretend with their peers.

Thank you for helping us grow our imaginations and develop essential skills!

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

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC801 - Mail Carrier Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant Play Set House (41 Piece) • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
Melissa & Doug Waitress Role Play, 3-6 Years • Amazon Business $27.29 1 $27.29
HH414 - Just Like Home Kitchen Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Food and Role Play Companion Set (84 Pcs) Toy • Amazon Business $24.08 1 $24.08
Melissa & Doug Server Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set with Realistic Accessories • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Melissa & Doug Stamp and Sort Wooden Mailbox Activity and Toy • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
Melissa & Doug Grocery Basket - Pretend Play Toy With Heavy Gauge Steel Construction • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Melissa & Doug Personalized Fridge Wooden Play Food Set (9 Piece) • Amazon Business $17.29 1 $17.29
Melissa & Doug Wooden Pantry Products Play Food Set (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Melissa & Doug Condiments Set (6 pcs) - Play Food, Stainless Steel Caddy • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Grocery Shelf Boxes Food • Amazon Business $10.18 1 $10.18
Melissa & Doug Pretend-to-Spend Play Wallet • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Ella Earns Her Own Money (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

Materials cost

$285.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.67

Total project goal

$397.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$397.80

8 Donors

-$198.89

Donations toward project cost

-$169.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.83

match offer

-$198.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$169.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.84

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$0.00

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