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Ms. Tellez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Our Diversity!

Help me give my students a photo printer, multicultural crayons and diverse books for our classroom

  • $515 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fifth grade students view each day as an opportunity to learn and explore the world around them. They develop their minds with new skills every day. My incredible students are filled to the brim with energy and enthusiasm for learning. My school is Title I and located in a low socioeconomic community with limited resources. All of my students receive free school lunch and are classified as English language learners. As part of a dual language program, my students must meet grade level standards in both English and Spanish. As a result, my students must be organized and able to quickly access materials for the appropriate language and activities of the day.

My Project

My students need a variety of art materials, books and supplies that will support a variety of lessons and activities that celebrate our classroom diversity. My students need an HP portable photo printer. This device will allow my students to print their photos in class. We will use these pictures for a variety of activities including "My favorite part of me"-a project where they take a self portrait and explain why they are celebrating that unique part of themselves (e.g. their legs for supporting them, their eyes because they look like their family, freckles, etc) My students will also be able to print photos for their projects and about the author pages. Having photos attached to their work will enable my students to showcase their projects and gain confidence to celebrate their diverse selves.

It is important that students see themselves as important parts of the classroom; the classroom should reflect their diverse backgrounds, and the rich cultural heritage they bring with them.

We need a variety of art supplies including construction paper and face cut-outs in a variety of skin tones to make collages and other art projects. We also need multicultural markers, crayons and colored pencils, so that my students can color people that look like them. These supplies will help my students complete self portraits and various other art activities. We also need a variety of picture books for our classroom library that will diversify our current collection, and that reflect my students and their interests. My students want new stories about women, people of color, and amazing children like them.

With your support, we can create amazing projects and read incredible books that will reflect my student's amazing diversity and creativity.

Ms. Tellez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer, Black With $20 Amazon Gift Card • Amazon Business $119.95 1 $119.95
Crayola Multicultural Crayons 4 pack Cellophane Wrapped (40 packs - 160 crayons total) • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
A Big Mooncake for Little Star • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $15.85 1 $15.85
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Me And My Fear • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Spectacularly Beautiful: A Refugee's Story • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Crayola Multicultural Crayons -24 Count (Set of 3 - 8 Packs) Includes 5 Color Flag Set • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
If You're Going to a March • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Crayola Multicultural Colors Broad Line Washable Markers, Art Tools 8 ct. 2 Packs of 8 • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Face Large Multicultural Creative Cut-Out • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Pacon Multicultural Construction Paper, Assorted Colors, 9-Inches by 12-Inches, 50-Count (9509) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Crayola Multicultural Crayons Assorted, Non-Toxic Box of 8, Bundled With a Box of 24 Crayola Crayons • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crayola Ultraclean BL Multicultural Markers (10 Count) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

Materials cost

$368.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$437.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.17

Total project goal

$514.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$514.47

4 Donors

-$249.00

Donations toward project cost

-$226.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.35

match offer

-$247.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$210.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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