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Mrs. Orr from Yonkers NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Starting the Day in Pre-k by Making Good Food Choices!

Help me give my students pretend food and cleaning products for the dramatic play area so they can learn about preparing and cooking meals that are "GOOD FOR YOU!"

  • $305 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My curious, inquisitive, and adorable pre k students are from low socio- economic backgrounds. Many are ELL learners. It is their first time in a school environment.

We learn best through purposeful play.

We try to make our pre k classroom as creative and open ended as possible. The students love learning new material and we love watching their eyes shine as they grasp new concepts. We encourage free choice centers and individual expression. With the push on testing and data and common core standards, we must also find the time and resources to be creative, use materials in innovative ways and spark their imagination. It is wonderful when the children can share that enthusiasm and what they learn at home with their parents. (example: the importance of good nutrition and eating right) Pre -k is a year for kids to explore, create, learn (as scientists and mathematicians) and become excited about life long learning.

My Project

The dramatic play center is the center of our classroom community. Hands on learning takes place there as the children prepare meals for each other, set up a restaurant or a bakery, host a birthday party or bake cookies for Santa!

Learning about good nutrition, food groups and cooking can help the students learn to work together, build language and math skills, use their imagination, all while engaging in purposeful play.

It is important to teach children about good nutrition and proper food preparation at an early age for better health and well being.

My goal throughout these lessons will be to encourage preschoolers to learn about new foods and food groups through play and literature too.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant Play Set, Wooden Diner Play Set, Toy Diner Set, 41 Pieces, 7.75” H x 9.75” W x 6” L • Amazon Business $23.39 1 $23.39
Melissa & Doug Wooden Make-a-Cake Mixer Set, Kitchen Toy, Numbered Turning Dials, Encourages Creative Thinking, 11-Piece Set, 13.5″ H × 10″ W × 5″ L • Amazon Business $22.64 1 $22.64
iPlay, iLearn Chef Role Play Costume, Cooking Dress Up Clothes, Kitchen Pretend Baking Play Set with Hat, Oven Mitt, Knife, Halloween Gift for Ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Years Old Kids, Toddlers, Boys, Girls • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Award Winning Hape Fresh Fruit Wooden Kitchen Play Food Set • Amazon Business $17.40 1 $17.40
Melissa & Doug Spray, Squirt & Squeegee Play Set, Pretend Play Cleaning Set, Promotes Motor Skills, 8" H x 8" W x 8" L • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
Yummy!: Good Food Makes Me Stong! • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set, Wooden Play Food, Attractive Wooden Crate, Introduces Part and Whole Concepts, 17-Piece Set, 2.75″ H × 9″ W × 9″ L • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Glonova Kids Doctor Kit, 12 Pcs Pretend Doctor Role Play Kit, Pretend Play Doctor Set with Doctor Clothes and Accessories • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Hape Pop Up Toaster Wooden Play Kitchen Set with Accessories • Amazon Business $15.35 1 $15.35
Wooden Food Toy Cutting, Magnetic. Learn Healthy Eating Habits -Wooden Play Food Kitchen Toys by ROCA Toys • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
MasterPieces Educational Food Bingo Game • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Learning Journey: My First Match It - Things I Eat - 15 Self-Correcting Food Themed Image Matching Puzzles • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Crayola Silly Scents, Washable Scented Markers, 12 Ct • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Melissa & Doug Sticker Pad - Make-a-Meal, 225+ Food Stickers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$225.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$258.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.67

Total project goal

$304.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$304.48

2 Donors

-$151.90

Donations toward project cost

-$129.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$152.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$129.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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