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Mrs. K. from Elmer NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Our Multicultural Kindergarten Classroom

Help me give my students the gift of acceptance and knowledge of diverse cultures with puppets and crayons!

  • $187 goal

This project expired on April 7, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school family is made up of a mix of enthusiastic and energetic general education, special education, and English language learner kindergarten kiddies. My students range from 5-7 years old and vary in academic, social, emotional, and behavioral disabilities. I know that every teacher says this but... I really do have the best students! I value character education and I am proud to say that every year my class is always complimented on their manners.

In most cases, my co-teacher and I know that we are the best part of their day, providing love, support, guidance, and strength.

More than a third of the students come from low‑income households. We are blessed to be given the opportunity to impact our students in a positive way everyday. It is my absolute belief that all students, especially our youngest learners, should love school and beg to return each day. Sometimes my kids cry at the end of the day because they do not want to go home. I know that we are setting our students up for success and helping to give them their very best chance at a fulfilling future.

My Project

This week I found out that I will be welcoming two ELL children from Mexico to my kindergarten classroom. We are already a diverse group of learners, as my room is an inclusion classroom. My students are familiar with children of varying needs, but have never met a child who speaks differently than themselves. I feel compelled to not only encourage acceptance, but to embrace the differences of all of my students. It breaks my heart to say that I do not have many items in my classroom showcasing various cultures. I whole-heartedly believe that these puppets will be the perfect way to blend my children and welcome these knew students to our school family.

Not only will the puppets show a variety of cultures through clothing and skin tones, but they will be wonderful for encouraging our new ELL students to speak, in both their native language and in English.

I hope to help them feel welcomed and accepted in my loving and diverse classroom! I can't wait to see the students interact and encourage each other through play!

Mrs. K.
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT117 - Let’s Talk! Chinese Boy Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
RR664 - Let’s Talk! Caucasian Girl Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
RR678 - Let’s Talk! Hispanic Boy Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
RR679 - Let’s Talk! Hispanic Girl Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TT113 - Let’s Talk! Mexican Girl Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
RR663 - Let’s Talk! Caucasian Boy Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TT114 - Let’s Talk! Nigerian Girl Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TT115 - Let’s Talk! Navajo Boy Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC360 - People Colors® Crayons - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$126.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.03

Total project goal

$186.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.84

2 Donors

-$162.56

Donations toward project cost

-$158.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.28

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$0.00

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