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Mrs. Rabalais from Lacombe LA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pretend and Learn About the Real World

My students need kitchen materials, career costumes, and doll house people and furniture.

  • $857 goal

This project expired on June 19, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The thrill of discovery dominates my classroom. My students are 3 and 4 years old and this is their first time in school. Everything is new and exciting. Even simple tasks like washing hands is a chance to learn something new.

These children primarily come from low income homes with non-traditional families.

Many of their parents are under-educated. They have not had a lot of learning opportunities. I get the privilege of helping them take their first steps in school.

My Project

Giving my students materials for pretend play allows them to expand their thinking about the world they live in. Learning at the preschool level is all about play and expanding on what students already experience outside of school. Dollhouse supplies, kitchen materials, and dress up clothes let the students interact with things they see everyday used by adults. Now they get a chance to use them. Being an adult seems like a lot of fun when you are a kid.

These materials also allow students opportunities to engage with each other.

Homes are comprised of many people serving different roles. When students pretend they get to interact with each other and explore the roles family members serve in the household.

Mrs. Rabalais
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL680X - Toddler Career Costume Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
JJ907 - Classic Dollhouse Furniture • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
DD470X - Lakeshore Washable Baby Dolls - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $74.99 1 $74.99
LM365 - Best-Buy Play Food Assortment • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FA410X - Kid-Safe Appliances - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH919 - Lakeshore Grocery Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH642 - Indestructible Pots & Pans Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD465 - Doctor’s Office • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD967 - Lakeshore Pose & Play Dolls - African American Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD968 - Lakeshore Pose & Play Dolls - Caucasian Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$632.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$55.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$727.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$128.43

Total project goal

$856.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$856.22

3 Donors

-$856.22

Donations toward project cost

-$727.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$128.43

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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