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Ms. Calandra from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Skills Through Dramatic Play

My students need 1 Puppet Theater, 1 Let's Talk! Kid Puppets, 1 Let's Talk! Community Helpers Puppets, and 1 Puppet Tree.

  • $411 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Puppets provide an essential link between learning and play which makes them wonderful teaching tools" -A.Greensmith

I work with 8 wonderful 7-8 year old children with Autism in a high needs school.

They all love learning and socializing with friends but demonstrating appropriate social skills is challenging for them. My students are involved in a Social Skills program in our class, however, they require a more visual, fun, and hands-on approach to keep them motivated.

My Project

Puppets would be a really exciting, fun, and motivating learning experience for my students. They would help to teach appropriate social skills such as maintaining conversations with others, appropriate ways to interrupt, and how to ask for and give help to others. They could use the puppets to help them express their feelings appropriately as well.

In supporting this project, you will be providing my students a motivating way to develop appropriate social skills.

These skills will carry with them throughout their lives in school, and in the community. Thank you very much for your support!

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Ms. Calandra
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA827 - Lakeshore Puppet Tree • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
TT740X - Let’s Talk! Community Helpers Puppets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
RR650X - Let’s Talk! Kid Puppets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
HH365 - Lakeshore Puppet Theater • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95

Materials cost

$308.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$348.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.51

Total project goal

$410.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$410.04

6 Donors

-$325.04

Donations toward project cost

-$276.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.76

Matching donations from our partners

-$85.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$72.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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