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Mrs. Downes from Erie PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Theme Centers for Dramatic Play

My students need a market stand set, a puppet theater and other dramatic play items.

  • $1,217 goal

This project expired on August 20, 2018.

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My Students

I have eighteen amazing pre-k students. They live in an urban area and face many struggles and challenges. School is a very important place for them. It is a safe place where they come to grow, learn and explore. I truly love teaching them and helping them to build their foundation for future learning. They absorb new information like sponges and have an excitement for life. They always keep me laughing with their funny stories and sayings. I look forward to watching them grow and learn this school year.

My Project

Young children learn by imagining and engaging in pretend play. I would love to have a stand to put in the dramatic play center that I can use for several different themes. It would make it possible to have a grocery store, a bakery, a flower shop, and even a Veterinarian's office. I would also like to have a puppet theater with puppets. As students pretend to be someone or something else, it is a safe way for them to act out real life events.

As children engage in pretend play, they are building skills in many essential developmental areas.

They are building their social and emotional skills. They learn how to take turns, cooperate, and interact with other children. They also develop language skills. They learn new vocabulary, practice speaking, and also make a connection between spoken and written language. Finally, they develop cognitive skills as they problem solve.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Puppet Theatre with Dry Erase Panel • Kaplan Early Learning Company $271.96 1 $271.96
Carolina Market • Kaplan Early Learning Company $212.46 1 $212.46
Constructive Playthings CPX-554 CP Toys Pretend Play Veterinarian 30 Pc. Playset with Stuffed Puppy & Kitty • Amazon Business $65.82 1 $65.82
Melissa & Doug Toy Shopping Cart With Sturdy Metal Frame • Amazon Business $47.49 1 $47.49
Kids Camcorder, AMKOV Children Camcorder with Memory Card and Batteries • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Fun Express Plush Happy Kids Hand Puppets Multi-Ethnic Collection Novelty (Set of 8) • Amazon Business $38.75 1 $38.75
HH718 - Pet Vet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
Furnish my Place 3' x 5' Kids ABC area rug Educational Alphabet Letter & Numbers Multicolor Actual size 3'3" x 5" anti skid • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Puppet Stand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Deluxe Doctor Play Set - 32 pieces including tote bag, storage case and xray machine with light and sound • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
LC1149 - Guide Dog, Harness and Cane • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
Animal Friends Deluxe Kids Hand Puppets with Working Mouth (Pack of 6) for Imaginative Play and Easter Basket Stuffers Fillers • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Joyin Toy Doctor Kit 31 Pieces Pretend-n-Play Dentist Medical Kit with Electronic Stethoscope and Coat for Kids Holiday Gifts, School Classroom, Easter Stuffers and Doctor Roleplay Costume Dress-Up. • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Melissa & Doug Veterinarian Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $21.45 1 $21.45
Dazzling Toys Kids Pretend Play Veterinarian Costume Set with Accessories • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Melissa & Doug Examine and Treat Pet Vet Play Set (24 pcs) • Amazon Business $18.79 1 $18.79
World Map and USA Map for Kids - 2 Poster Set - LAMINATED - Wall Chart Poster of the United States and the World (18 x 24) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Elesa Miracle Boys Pre-tied Elastic Neck Strap Tie Little Boys Necktie Value Set of 5 (Set A) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Carson Dellosa Funky Frog Weather Bulletin Board Set (110208) • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Let's Meet a Veterinarian (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
US Toy Plastic Toy Microphones (1 Dozen) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
DK Readers: Animal Hospital (Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Biscuit Visits the Doctor • Amazon Business $3.12 1 $3.12

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