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Mrs. E. from Cuba City WI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Learn While We Play!

My students need realistic, dramatic play clothing, such as, doctor, nursing, and waitress costumes to assist them in learning through play.

  • $746 goal

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My Students

My 4K students are full of fun and energy. We have such a great time everyday we are at school! The students are exuberant as they come down the hall each day and enter into our "little people" room.

For most of the students, this classroom is their first introduction to school.

One of the many goals for the school year is to learn that school is a fun safe place to be! I am proud to say that I have accomplished that every year!

The 4K students are great children who eagerly learn and always ask for "MORE"! Their learning curve over the 4K school year is colossal. The 4K students learn through direct instruction, exploration, and PLAY!

My Project

The dramatic play costumes of doctor, nurse, and waitress that I am requesting for my students will aid learning during play. I would like to create a restaurant/pizzeria along with other play centers in our classroom. We have props for the centers, but are in need of the dress up costumes.

Dramatic play is an elemental component to a 4 year old program.

The students role play a character they are familiar with in their community. They will incorporate language skills with writing and peer inaction during the play which is centered around a concept. Students will use writing skills by taking orders for the customers, use fine motor skills by building/making the pretend play with the food item, serve the items politely, and use math skills with payments and amounts. Students will use their creativity and imagination to role play the "jobs" at the center.

My 4K play centers incorporate:

1. literacy skills: reading using pictures and letters, writing using scribbles and letter formations, correct grammar and speaking to get your point across, and using key vocabulary with the center.

2. social skills: appropriate interaction with peers, such as, sharing and waiting turns, etc.

3. math: number recognition, number writing, size comparison, experimentation with the concept of money

4. fine motor skills: writing, coloring, cutting, moving objects, creating objects out of play do and paper.

5. science: learning about space and baking prior to incorporating the centers.

This year we have created learning play centers for a bakery, a construction, police center, 3 Little Pigs, a limited post office due to amounts of clothing, and a space center (astronauts). My curriculum would provide for incorporating a restaurant/pizzeria, doctor's office, veterinary office, and a beauty salon. Items are needed to help provide a fun positive experience for the students.

Mrs. E.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
COSTUME MAIL CARRIER WITH HAT AND BAG • School Specialty $37.84 4 $151.36
VETERINARIAN ROLE PLAY COSTUME, SET OF 9 • School Specialty $28.39 4 $113.56
Server Dress Up Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 4 $101.84
COSTUME NURSE WITH STETHOSCOPE • School Specialty $35.99 2 $71.98
PRETEND AND PLAY DOCTOR PLAY SET OF 3 • School Specialty $20.80 1 $20.80
Pretend and Play Dish Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96

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