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Mrs. V. from Seattle WA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrate Diversity Daily All Year Long: Music, Art, and Literature

Help me give my students tools to celebrate diversity. #Iseeme means diverse representations for a diverse class of fabulous first graders! We need multicultural activities, books, art supplies, and storytelling puppets!

  • $878 goal

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My Students

Students in the "highest poverty" category, often do not have opportunities to follow their dreams. I am all about making the impossible possible and their dreams for the future an obtainable reality. My students come from countries around the world. They have traveled from Africa, Asia, South America, and across North America, as children of refugees and families that move frequently, due to low-income earning ability. The unique and difficult experiences of my students are what make my students some of the most powerful and determined young minds you could ever hope to meet.

My students have experienced adversity.

In our classroom, we rise above it. My students are resilient and brilliant. They have incredible leadership abilities. They help each other and understand the power of teamwork. We build a classroom community and care for each other. When one student succeeds, they all celebrate the success achieved by their classmate. These bonds are forged with time, shared tribulation, and the universal truth that every single student in our class has enormous potential.

My Project

We want to celebrate diversity with first grade flair! In our classroom I want every student to feel respected, appreciated, and see as the multifaceted individuals they each are. This goal will be fostered by the materials in this project.

Our budding first grade scholars come from very diverse backgrounds; this project's purpose is to provide a fun and engaging artistic springboard into discovering and celebrating the cultures of all our students!

A Kid's Guide to Asian American History, African American History, Native American History, and Hispanic American History will get us started with activities and celebrations to incorporate into our classroom.

The art supplies and materials for crown making will encourage each student to look into the mirror and see the power in their unique identify. This celebration will be aided by literature that reflects the #Iseeme motto of giving students shining examples representing their own culture and style. These titles include Yayoi Kusama, Frida Kahlo, ¡Todos a Celebrar!, Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Celebrated individuals from many cultures will be represented in the puppets, and a macaw parrot puppet will gleefully tell stories of the many cultures of our truly diverse classroom. A five CD library of world music including songs from dozens of countries will round out our year-long daily cultural celebration.

Please consider investing in our multicultural classroom. Our students are the future - and the future should see themselves reflected every day through empowering multicultural classroom literature, art, music, and storytelling.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Broad Line Washable Markers, Classpack Bulk Markers, 200 Count • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Standard Crayons Class Pack (800 Per Box) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.46 1 $49.46
Crayola Classpack Assortment, 800 Regular Size Crayons, 16 Different Colors (50 Each), Great for Classroom, Educational, All-Purpose Art Tools • Amazon Business $41.03 1 $41.03
80 Colors Art Markers Set, Ohuhu Dual Tips Sketch Marker for Kids Adults Artists, Fine + Chisel Tip Double-Ended Alcohol Based Drawing Sketching Coloring Markers, Back to School Art Supplies • Amazon Business $39.89 1 $39.89
Folkmanis Scarlet Macaw Hand Puppet • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Crayola; Classpack; Ultra-Clean; Multicultural Broad Line Markers; Art Tools; 80 Markers in 8 Different Colors; Washable • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
Self Adhesive Craft Jewels Jumbo Bling Crystal Gem Stickers Assorted Shapes Colors Rhinestone Stickers for Arts & Crafts Projects Pack of 110 • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
Richness Self adhesive Craft Jewels Kids DIY Gem Stickers Perfect for Scrapbooks, Greeting Cards, Photo Wall, Notebooks, Vases,Birthday Hat etc. Various of Sizes Shapes and Colors (300+300pcs) • Amazon Business $13.98 2 $27.96
TUPARKA 36 PCS Paper Crowns Hat Gold Foil Crowns Paper Party Hat for Birthday Party, Baby Shower • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Tumble Bee • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
A Kid's Guide to Asian American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
A Kid's Guide to Latino History: More than 50 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Asian Dreamland • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Best Multicultural Songs For Kids • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity! • Amazon Business $14.80 1 $14.80
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Sing 'n Learn Vietnamese Book with Audio CD (English and Vietnamese Edition) • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
World Playground • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (1) • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Dreamland: World Lullabies & Soothing Songs • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
New Orleans Playground • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Native American History for Kids: With 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
A Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Maya Angelou Finger Puppet and Refrigerator Magnet - for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
¡Todos a Celebrar! A Hispanic Customs & Traditions Alphabet Book (Bilingual English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Sojourner Truth Finger Puppet and Refrigerator Magnet - for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Louis Armstrong Finger Puppet and Refrigerator Magnet - for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Malcolm X Finger Puppet and Refrigerator Magnet - for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Harriet Tubman Finger Puppet and Refrigerator Magnet - for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Marie Curie Finger Puppet and Refrigerator Magnet - for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Colorful Wooden Craft Sticks,Colored Large Jumbo Wood Craft Stick Treat Sticks for DIY Craft Creative Designs or Children Education Use,6 Inch,200 Ct • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
Creative Haven Native American Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
Great African Americans Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book) • Amazon Business $3.91 1 $3.91

Materials cost

$649.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$56.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$745.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.61

Total project goal

$877.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$877.41

9 Donors

-$598.00

Donations toward project cost

-$510.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$276.76

Match offers toward project cost

-$235.25

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

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$0.00

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