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Mrs. Gonzalez from Xenia OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Puppet Show Pals: Exploring Wants Versus Needs in Kindergarten

My students need a puppet theater, hand puppets and a read aloud book, so they can explore wants versus needs through dramatic play.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Students in my kindergarten classroom come to school excited about learning. Most of my students come from low-income families, and all the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch. This background can mean that students’ families cannot afford to purchase needed school supplies.

My students deserve to receive the best education possible so that they are able to succeed in school and in life.

These boys and girls have such awesome attitudes, and they try their best every day!

My Project

My kindergarten students learn best through play activities, such as dramatic play. They also love telling stories. If you were in my classroom at the beginning of a school day, you would find that each of my students could easily talk to you for at least an hour about what has happened in their lives, since they left school the previous day.

I am requesting a puppet theater, twelve hand puppets, and a read-aloud book, so my students can use their love of dramatic play and stories to explore wants versus needs.

This concept can be challenging for kindergarten students since they think that whatever they want is what they need. I will use the read-aloud book to introduce the concept and begin a discussion with the students about what they actually need. Then, they will work together to create puppet shows in which they demonstrate their understanding of wants versus needs.

By donating to my project, you would be helping my students begin to understand the important concept of spending money on needs and only a few wants, so you have money left over to save for a rainy day and to share with others in need. Thank you for taking the time to read my project idea!

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Puppet Theater - Sturdy Wooden Construction • Amazon Business $59.24 1 $59.24
Melissa & Doug Bold Buddies Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Knight, Pirate, Sheriff, and Superhero • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Melissa & Doug Jolly Helpers Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Construction Worker, Doctor, Police Officer, and Firefighter • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
Melissa & Doug Storybook Friends Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Princess, Fairy, Mermaid, and Ballerina • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

Materials cost

$111.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.22

Total project goal

$168.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.15

3 Donors

-$82.76

Donations toward project cost

-$72.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.16

match offer

-$82.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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