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Ms. Lao from Bear DE is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color the Skin I'm In

Help me give my students people colors art supplies that reflect diverse skin tones.

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is a socioeconomically diverse school in a Title I district. Starting this year, I am co-teaching an inclusion classroom. We will work together to meet a range of student needs.

My second grade students are avid readers whose favorites are Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie books and Brad Meltzer's Ordinary People Change the World biographies.

Using the tools at our creation station, my students design and build suspension, arched, and beam bridges as a part of our science curriculum.

As second graders, they are very active and they love when I incorporate PE games like banana tag as breaks between subjects. They don't even mind turning into a banana when they get tagged and they await their classmates coming to unpeel them!

My Project

Rather than teach my students that there is a default and dominant skin color, I want them to create art that contains an array of skin shades and tones. "People Colors" art supplies have been around for years, but are only available from specialized school supply store Lakeshore.

With access to these skin color crayons, my students will be able to realistically portray themselves, their peers, and the world around them.

In addition, the people-shaped cutouts and matching construction paper will allow for a class project where students create self-portraits that will help them to celebrate the skin that they are in.

Ms. Lao
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC363Z - Jumbo People Colors® Crayons - Dozen Sets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
LC169 - Extra People Shapes™ • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LC383 - People Colors® Craft Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

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