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Ms. S. from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Our Imaginations to Play...in PreK

Help me give my students a doll house with people and furniture and a firehouse with trucks and people for imaginative play.

  • $387 goal

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My Students

I am super excited that I am teaching the full day, four-year-old, preschool class this year in a high poverty public school. People sometimes have the perception that we are well-funded because of our location, which couldn't be further from the truth! My students are mostly minority and ESL students. They are a very active, affectionate, and funny bunch of kiddos.

My students want to be challenged and are very curious and excited when new items and curriculum are added to the classroom.

I have been teaching for 23 years, and I want my students to want to come to school every day. I want materials that will challenge them, as well as provide fun experiences for them on a daily basis. This is my main focus for them as their teacher.

My Project

In Preschool, choice time is a big part of our day. It gives students the opportunity to play with friends, use their imaginations, try new things, and challenge themselves in a safe environment. For teachers, it let's us assess language skills, social-emotional growth, student interests, and many other things. When we came back from remote learning all students needed to have individual materials. There are definitely a few favorite centers so it was difficult to have enough to go around. We are now starting to let 2 students at a time in a center but still distanced.

Since we can not have a dramatic play center set up this year, I would like to provide more dramatic play materials that 2 students can share at a time.

Two of the favorite places to play is the farm house with animals and the city centers. It really shows that students need, and want, to have imaginative play! I am asking for a doll house with people and accessories, as well as a firehouse with trucks and firefighters so that my students can have more options for imaginative play. Thanks for reading my proposal and for valuing Early Childhood Education!

Ms. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD965X Lakeshore Pose Play Families Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
Hape Fire Station Playset| Wooden Dollhouse Kid’s Toy, Stimulates Key Motor Skills And Promotes Team Play (E3023) Multicolor, L: 23.6, W: 11.8, H: 18.8 inch • Amazon Business $67.04 1 $67.04
KidKraft Chelsea Wooden Doll Cottage with 16 Accessories, Working Shutters, for 5-Inch Dolls ,Gift for Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Hape Dollhouse Family Car | Wooden Dolls House Car Toy, Push Vehicle Accessory for Complete Doll House Furniture Set Red, L: 8.9, W: 3.5, H: 5.1 inch • Amazon Business $24.43 1 $24.43
TOYROOM Wooden Dollhouse Furniture 5 Sets 35 PCS 1:12 Scale Doll House Accessories Toy for Baby Kids Children Bathroom Kitchen Bedroom Living Room Dining Room Fully Furnished Bundle • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Family Pets Wooden Dollhouse Animal Set by Hape | Complete Your Wooden Dolls House with Happy Dog, Cat, Bunny Pet Set with Complimentary Houses and Food Bowls • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hape Fire Truck with Siren | 2-Piece Fire Truck, Fireman Toy Set • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51

Materials cost

$293.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$328.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.95

Total project goal

$386.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$386.31

2 Donors

-$232.54

Donations toward project cost

-$197.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.88

Matching donations from our partners

-$153.76

Match offers toward project cost

-$130.70

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.06

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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