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Ms. Y. from Hawthorne CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Our World To Help Fight Bullying

My students need boxes of crayons, colored pencils, markers and other materials to show the wonderful diversity that colors can show.

  • $556 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2012.

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My Students

"We are a box of crayons, each one of us unique. But when we get together, the picture is more complete." This project is based on the poem, "The Crayon Box That Talked." Help my students appreciate their own differences, to prevent bullying of others.

My students are 24 beautiful and curious first graders.

Although they are considered economically disadvantaged, they do not know it. They have a rich desire to learn and do their best. My students love coming to school where they feel safe and secure in a place where they receive daily doses of knowledge, encouragement, and friendship.

My Project

This project is based on the book, The Crayon Box That Talked. The poem is about how initially, the various colors do not like each other. But after some time, they realize the importance of their differences. What if all your crayons were the same color? There would not be a blue sky, green trees, a yellow sun, red flowers. All these unique colors work together to make a beautiful picture. In the same way, student diversity makes our world more beautiful too. Crayons are such a simple and effective way to teach students how to appreciate our differences. I am requesting crayons, color pencils, and markers to highlight and celebrate this concept. Students will use the supplies to create works of art to celebrate their differences, in hopes of preventing future bullying of those that are different.

Donor stars like you are so important to classrooms like ours.

While some classrooms receive parental donations, this is not the case with most high poverty neighborhoods. All students deserve an opportunity to advance and grow, so please help give my 24 a chance too. Thank you!

Ms. Y.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Crayons with Lift-off Lid Large, 16-count Box • Quill $4.04 30 $121.20
Crayola Telescoping Crayon Tower • Quill $13.49 4 $53.96
Mr. Sketch Scented Watercolor Chisel Tip Markers 12-Color Set • Quill $6.29 24 $150.96
Crayola Colored Pencils 50/Box • Quill $7.91 4 $31.64
Crayola Dough Yellow • Quill $8.99 1 $8.99
Crayola Dough Red • Quill $8.99 1 $8.99
Crayola Dough Blue • Quill $8.99 1 $8.99
Bullying in Schools • AKJ Books $1.00 1 $1.00
Crayon Box that Talked, The • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58

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