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Mrs. Mireles from Des Moines IA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What Will I Be? It's Up To Me!

My students need ten costumes for dramatic play and to learn about careers in their community.

  • $523 goal

This project expired on July 8, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Learning takes on a whole new meaning when it's fun! Help our future leaders become astronauts, chefs, doctors and much more for a day.

Our school is part of the largest urban district in Iowa.

We are proud of our diverse community of learners. Like so many other schools around the country, our safe and caring school struggles with the increasing number of families living in poverty, the various needs of our ELL population and demands to provide unique learning opportunities for all students to express themselves and thrive in a fun and nurturing environment.

My Project

Students will be able to express their individuality by partaking in dramatic play. By providing students with a variety of career costumes, the concrete visuals will allow all students to be actively engaged in learning about a variety of careers. Children may write a list of facts about each career, compare how they're alike and different and tell why they might choose one career over another. By providing our students with visuals and a chance to role play, they'll gain self confidence. All K-2 students will be actively engaged in learning about careers in their community.

The world of a child is centered around play.

The career costumes will provide students with the opportunity to learn about actual jobs in their community. This engaging and child-centered costume closet provides a host of ways to implement Write to Learn strategies.

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

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This project will reach 225 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC804 - Veterinarian Costume • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LC803 - Pilot Costume • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LC848 - Firefighter Costume • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LC855 - Police Officer Costume • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LC802 - Astronaut Costume • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
LC901 - Chef Costume • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LC807 - Doctor Costume • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LC825 - Nurse Costume • Lakeshore Learning $32.95 1 $32.95
LC801 - Mail Carrier Costume • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LC815 - Construction Worker Costume • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95

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