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Ms. N. from South Bend IN is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Stories and Roll Playing

Help me give my students Calico Critters animals they can use during social play in the coassroom.

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district, I see that my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple.

Many of my students are being raised in single-parent​ households and receive free lunch based on their socioeconomic status.

These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical."

From the minute they walk in the classroom at school, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire every students in and outside my classroom.

My Project

I am looking for Calico Critters animals and Calico Critter house to use in my classroom to help teach my students' social play and sharing with one another. My students enjoy Calico Critters animals! They are a great way to introduce social stories in the classroom and to help process feelings and situations. The Calico Critters animals also help my students with their language and to process new information. Sometimes it is difficult to get language from students with autism. Using the Calico Critters through play students are often able to find language to use and practice with each other in context.

Ms. N.
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home Gift set • Amazon Business $79.00 1 $79.00
Calico Critters Families • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Calico Critters Sweetpea Rabbit Family • Amazon Business $22.10 1 $22.10
Cuddle Bear Family • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Calico Critters Buckley Deer Family • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Calico CrittersMarshmallow Mouse Family • Amazon Business $18.92 1 $18.92
Hazelnut Chipmunk Family • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Calico Critters Outback Koala Family • Amazon Business $16.12 1 $16.12
Calico Critters Ellwoods Elephant Family • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Hopper Kangaroo Family • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Wilder Panda Bear Family • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Calico Critters Families • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Pickleweeds Hedgehog Family • Amazon Business $15.57 1 $15.57
Calico Critters, Hopscotch Rabbit Family, Dolls, Dollhouse Figures, Collectible Toys • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Calico CrittersHopscotch Rabbit Grandparents • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97

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