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  • $649 goal

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Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

When I grow up I want to be a police officer!

The cost of these supplies is $649, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is the question I ask students every year. " I want to be a police officer!" This is the response I get year after year. Through role play my students would gain knowledge of other careers. As a kindergarten teacher in a low income school I would like to engage my students in a fun activity about community workers for social studies. Many of my students would enjoy dressing up and playing the role of a community worker. After watching the video on "What I want to be" I would then have a group discussion. During the group discussion I would use the small figures of pretend professionals and ask about that worker's role. The student who answers may wear that worker's costume and role play. Then, I would have students draw and write a sentence about a community worker. As students finish they may go to the center and use the costumes. The costumes would be used for role play in a formal lesson and for informal use in a center. Students will be able to enjoy how they look in the mirror. I feel that after exposing my students to other professions I will have a more diverse answer based on their new experiences.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA890X - Lakeshore Career Costumes - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $249.00 1 $249.00
LC402 - Large Safety Mirror - 3' x 3' • Lakeshore Learning $149.00 1 $149.00
PRETEND PROFESSIONALS • Nasco $22.45 1 $22.45
WWBE VIDEO- WHAT I WANT TO BE • School Specialty Inc. $19.95 1 $19.95
PRETEND DOCTOR SET • Nasco $15.75 1 $15.75

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This project will reach 17 students.

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