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Mrs. Zimmer from Tony WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Learn As We Pretend To Be Grown Ups

My students need a place to practice using play money.

  • $677 goal

This project expired on July 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my classroom come from a rural low income county where family members set examples. The family members might be farmers, factory workers, work at the local chain store, or even own their own business. My students enjoy acting out experiences that they have encountered.

My students are eager to share their experiences.

They enjoy having hands on materials to use. The opportunities that are provided for them in our school might be the only chance they might have to play during the day.

My Project

With the dramatic play items, my students can pretend to be doctors, chefs, ice cream shop owners, vets, astronauts, policemen and more! With the wooden grocery store they will be able to act out scenarios that they see at the local store where some of the parents work. Similarly, they will use the play pizza set and cash register to practice working at the local pizza parlor, buying and selling food items.

The benefits of using the play cash register is that the children get to have hands on contact with money and start to understand the importance of it in daily life.

Students will learn how to use money by counting it, using simple math to add and to play cooperatively with others.

The costumes for the doctor, vet, policeman and astronaut will encourage the students to strive for occupations not related to their current experiences.

The students will be excited to come to school and have a chance to be someone that they might want to be when they grow up.

Mrs. Zimmer
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Freestanding Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store Role Play Toy • Amazon Business $186.25 1 $186.25
Melissa & Doug Toy Shopping Cart With Sturdy Metal Frame • Amazon Business $47.49 1 $47.49
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter (28 pcs) - Play Food and Accessories • Amazon Business $41.27 1 $41.27
Toy Doctor Kit for Kids & Toddlers, X-Ray Machine, Lights and Sounds, Premium 20 Piece Set with Carry Case, ALL BATTERIES INCLUDED with our doctor playset! • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, 73 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Tigerdoe Astronaut Costume For Kids - Space Costume accessories With Case - Dress Up Sets - Pretend Play (Astronaut Costume) • Amazon Business $26.79 1 $26.79
Surgeon Costume for Kids - Kid Surgeon Kit w/ Toy Surgeon Accessories - Dress Up Set with Durable Case by Tigerdoe • Amazon Business $25.79 1 $25.79
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-Piece Pretend Play Set • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
Wood Eats! Traveling Ice Cream Parlor Playset with Popsicles, Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Sundaes (25pcs.) by Imagination Generation • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Melissa & Doug Examine and Treat Pet Vet Play Set (24 pcs) • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Police Costume for Kids - Policeman Costume With Durable Case - Police Officer Costume Kids by Tigerdoe • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Melissa & Doug Felt Food Mix 'n Match Pizza Play Food Set (40 pcs) • Amazon Business $18.47 1 $18.47
Melissa & Doug Felt Food Sandwich Play Food Set (33 pcs) • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
Melissa & Doug Pizza Party Wooden Play Food Set With 54 Toppings • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

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