Diverse Dolls: Building Our Doll Collection to Match Our Students
Help me give my students dolls that represent themselves and deepen diversity in our classroom.
This project expired on October 2, 2019.
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This year will be the first year of structured school for many of my students. I am excited to make this an amazing year that is both memorable and jump-starts their desire to be lifelong learners. My students come from an agricultural community that is predominately Spanish speaking. Much like my school's mission statement, I aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment to help my students reach their academic potential.
"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." --Alexandra Trenfor
My students attend a school that is more than 94% socioeconomically disadvantaged and more than 77% of the students are English language learners. With this in mind, I hope to create interactive lesson plans and keep my students engaged throughout the day. My goals are to provide a supporting and enticing environment so that my students may flourish.
My students come to be excited to learn and I want to help them initiate and continue that love for learning.
Creating a classroom that represents all students is a goal I have. I want my students to look around at members of our community and see themselves. With our dramatic play centers, we don't currently have diversity. None of our dolls look like our students and it would be great to add these to our collection.
Students often believe that only girls can use certain toys but my goal is to break this stigma and let them know anyone can be anything.
I do this allowing my students to freely explore all toys. I want to bring in these dolls so my kindergarteners can play and talk about challenges in our class/lives.
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