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Mrs. Hirschmiller from El Cajon CA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Community Helpers Are Superheroes That Look Just Like Me

Help me give my students books and costumes to showcase the diversity in the different careers that children can pursue.

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

These kindergartners love to be at school. They love to learn, and they enjoy being an important part of their community. Nearly all the students that attend our school live in low-income households, but that doesn't stop them from contributing generously to their learning environment. They proudly cheer each other on, lift each other up, and push each other forward.

The students at this school come from a wide variety of different cultures and have vastly diverse identities.

They are curious about themselves, their classmates, and the cultural diversity within their community.

Every student in this group of kindergarteners is special and unique, they are kind and considerate, and they are well mannered and respectful. Our diversity is what makes us special. These students utilize their positive personal traits within that diversity. The extended their manners, kindness and consideration to those that look and behave differently than they do, and they constantly help to make the entire world a better place.

My Project

Kindergarteners are just beginning to learn about the amazing diversity that exists in their world. I want to give the kindergarten students at our school the opportunity to see themselves in the in the books they read. By continuing to build an inclusive learning community and inviting classroom libraries, these students will learn to value their own identity and celebrate the diversity that surrounds them.

These books will continue to add to our growing diverse library, and they will show the students the diversity that exists in the world of work.

As students read about the diversity in the jobs held by our community helpers, they will begin to see that any job that interest them is a possibility for them, regardless of their personal identity.

Additionally, providing them with dramatic play costumes will help them try on the role of a community helper and recognize the superpowers in all community jobs. The dramatic play that occurs as students try on the roles of community helpers will extend the lessons students are learning through their diverse library. Students will have the opportunity to see themselves represented in these roles as they engage in role play in their costumes. This is a very powerful way to show students that there is no job that is for any one type of person, rather all jobs are held by a diverse group of individuals with a wide variety of personal identities.

Mrs. Hirschmiller
Grades PreK-2

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Born Toys Premium 27 Piece Dress Up Clothes for Kids 3-7 Construction Worker with Kids Tool Set,Gardening Costume with Gardening Tools,Chef or Baker with Baking Toys • Amazon Business $49.95 2 $99.90
Born Toys Premium 16pcs Costume Dress up set for kids ages 3-7 fireman,police costume, and doctor all sets are washable and have accessories • Amazon Business $49.95 2 $99.90
Superhero Capes with Masks Double Side Dress up Costumes Festival Christmas Halloween Cosplay Birthday Party for Kids • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Girls Like Me • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Acceptance is my Superpower: A children’s Book about Diversity and Equality (My Superpower Books) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Police Officers (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) (Community Helpers (Bullfrog Books)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G) (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Doctors Help (Our Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Nurses Help (Our Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Firefighters Help (Our Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

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