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  • $477 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Martinez
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Celebrating Differences, Being Kind, Developing Empathy

My students need a variety of children's books about celebrating differences, showing kindness, and building empathy to help them consider the consequences of everyday choices, they will also need storage bins for these books.

My Students

My students come to school and are excited to learn new things every day. They keep me on my toes with their inquisitive minds and their desire to work in collaborative groups. Our school is a Title I school, and we are located in a small community where every student is given the opportunity to become a lifelong learner. My goal as their teacher is to provide a comfortable environment for them to care about their work in and outside the classroom.

My Project

Every year during the first week of school, I begin with a lesson called "Don't break my heart." In this lesson I ask my students to say mean hurtful things about me. As they say these things I begin to crumble a paper heart. Once this heart is completely crumbled, I ask them to say nice things to me. As these nice things are being said I unfold and try to smooth out the heart. I then hold up the once beautiful heart and explain to the students that this is exactly how our hearts feel when someone hurts our feelings...you can forgive them, but your heart never completely forgets. I pass the heart around for all my students to sign and we keep it up the entire year as a reminder. This powerful lesson is done after I read a book called "Spoken Memories." In order for me to teach my young students other powerful lessons about tolerance I am requesting various children's books that teach diversity, books that show kindness, and books that will help them build empathy.

Teaching tolerance to children is important because we want them to respect the rights of others, while celebrating the beauty and uniqueness in the world.

Your donation will expose my students to so many different stories that will allow them to accept others differences, teach kindness, and help them develop empathy and an understanding of the lives of other human beings. Thank you!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cloth Storage Bins, MaidMAX Set of 6 Nonwoven Foldable Collapsible Organizers Basket Cubes with Dual Plastic Handles for Gift, Black • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
Maddi's Fridge • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Rude Cakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
What To Do With a Box • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
School's First Day of School • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Fly Free! • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
If You Plant a Seed • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
The Sneetches and Other Stories • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Brunhilda's Backwards Day • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
You Be You • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
The Hundred Dresses • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Hooway for Wodney Wat • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Be a Friend • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
A Day's Work • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
Only One You • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
All the World (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $3.03 1 $3.03

Materials cost

$339.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$405.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.50

Total project goal

$476.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$476.67

2 Donors

-$232.59

Donations toward project cost

-$202.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$238.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$202.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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