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Mrs. Raymond from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

What's Cooking In Preschool? Diverse Pretend Food

Help me give my students some fun, healthy, and ethnic food for our dramatic play area.

  • $201 goal

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My Students

My preschool classroom is part of the Great Start Readiness Program. This is a state-funded grant program. I have 16 diverse students in my classroom each year. My students are all at-risk students either due to low-income or other factors such as being English Language Learners or having Speech and Language delays. There are many different ethnicities within my student population as well. My goal is to get each and every one of my students ready for Kindergarten each year.

My Project

Please help me give my students some new pretend food for our dramatic play kitchen area. All of our food is old and outdated. It cracks easily because it is so old. I would like my students to explore multicultural food. The Ethnic Food Set will allow them to explore food from other cultures as well as their own. I would like my students to have healthy food represented for the majority of the time in our house area. The Salad Kit and Farmer's Market Bushels will help us to have discussions about what food is in each basket, and why it is healthy for our bodies. Additionally, I would like to be able to change our dramatic play over to an ​ice cream shop for a few weeks as well. The kiddos will be so excited about this and it will allow them to engage their social skills with friends. All of the materials requested will allow preschoolers to engage in imaginative play and enhance their language and social skills. Thank you!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
SCOOP AND STACK ICE CREAM CONE PLAYSET, SET OF 9 • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
MULTI-ETHNIC PLAY FOOD - SET OF 15 • School Specialty $25.55 1 $25.55
New Sprouts(r) Garden Fresh Salad • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
FROZEN TREATS PLAY, SET OF 24 • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95

Materials cost

$131.31

Vendor shipping charges

$7.29

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$170.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.10

Total project goal

$200.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$200.67

4 Donors

-$100.00

Donations toward project cost

-$85.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$100.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.10

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$0.00

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