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Mrs. A. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

TK Wants to Play!

Help me give my students exposure to more realistic, hands-on, pretend play experience in the classroom.

  • $441 goal

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My Students

Just being in a transitional kindergarten class makes you unique. You don't have the maturity level that kindergarten students have. However, a transitional student does have the enthusiasm to still enjoy hands-on activities and getting down dirty. Remember the excitement you felt when your teacher told you that today you were going to explore and be a scientist and went outside with all your science tools. Or the time when during the center time you made the choice to go to the science center to use science manipulatives to learn more about plants and animals.

My students live and attend an elementary school in one of the many low-income communities all across California.

The school is of high poverty. The school is very diverse, made up of 60 percent Latino and 40 percent African American. My particular students are very curious, enthusiastic, and active learners. They are all part of our Transitional Kindergarten Program Learning Community.

My Project

My students will not only be playing with these dramatic play items and play figures. They will imitate the real-life experience and learn to cooperate and negotiate while playing with their fellow classmates and friends in the different dramatic play areas in our community classroom.

My students enjoy breaking into a different dramatic play area or center in our classroom.

Right after a whole group lesson. Some themes are more popular than others like the kitchen area, vehicle, dinosaurs, and blocks. Children are learning without noticing that the teacher purposely open up a center or dramatic play for a reason.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Life-size Pretend Play Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Meal Sets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $74.66 1 $74.66
1-10 Counting Cans • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.96 1 $44.96
Prehistoric Fossil Dig • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.26 1 $42.26
Vinyl Dinosaurs - Set of 11 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.26 1 $33.26
Vinyl Career Figures • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.36 1 $32.36
Wooden Vehicles and Traffic Signs (Set of 15) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.36 1 $23.36
Sliceable Fruits and Veggies (23 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Soft City Blocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76
Spray, Squirt & Squeegee Play Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96

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