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Mrs. Thomas from Springfield MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready or Not, Come Out and Play

My students need a kitchen set, grocery store toys, and other items for a place set aside for dramatic play because the value of this free unstructured play is where the true learning begins.

  • $718 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

In August, 25 precious nuggets will enter through my kindergarten doors, some of them stepping into a school for the very first time. These students are eager to learn and make new friends. My job as their teacher is to not only make this transition as easy as possible but to support them every step of the way.

I want them to feel comfortable and excited about their learning from the moment they enter.

Their expectations and anticipation are at an all time high and I hope to succeed in keeping it that way!

My Project

So often my students are entering a classroom for the first time. These children have never been to preschool and often times have never had an opportunity to interact with other kids.

This dramatic play area will allow my students the opportunity to work with others and pretend, imagine, and be creative.

When they step into our KidKraft Ultimate Kitchen and make dinner for their family or go grocery shopping in the Melissa and Doug Fresh Market Grocery they will be using and learning social skills that they will carry with them forever. It is a place that promotes high level thinking, problem solving, and active engagement. No matter the level of the child they will feel successful during this time.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen Set, White • Amazon Business $189.99 1 $189.99
Melissa & Doug Freestanding Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store Role Play Toy • Amazon Business $175.99 1 $175.99
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, 73 Pieces • Amazon Business $35.22 1 $35.22
Mommy Please Play Set for Kids-Huge 202 Piece Pretend Food Toys Is Perfect Kitchen Toys-Inspire Your Toddlers Imagination + 4 Bonus Water Bottles • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
27 Piece Cash Register Set With Pretend Play Food, Money, Lights and Sounds by Big Mo’s Toys • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
iPlay, iLearn Kids Building Blocks, 72 PCS Wooden Blocks Set, Natural Wooden Stacking Games, Preschool Educational and Activity Toy for Age 3, 4, 5 Year Olds Up Baby, Children, Kids, Toddlers • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Food and Role Play Set (84 Pcs) Toy • Amazon Business $26.07 1 $26.07
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Wash and Dry Dish Set (24 pcs) • Amazon Business $19.37 1 $19.37
Melissa & Doug Grocery Basket - Pretend Play Toy With Heavy Gauge Steel Construction • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Playkidz: Super Durable 11 Piece Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Cookware Playset for kids Pretend Play House! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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