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Ms. McCan from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Learners Need Multicultural Materials

My students need dramatic play materials and multilingual books that reflect a variety of cultures.

  • $455 goal

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My Students

My students are a multi-cultural group of Pre-K students. They speak many different languages including English, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese, but the one thing that unites us is our creativity!

Our school is a Title I school in Washington, DC.

My students are working hard to build their social-emotional and academic skills and are fascinated by the world around them. As Pre-K students and English language learners, we need a variety of ways to express ourselves and communicate what we have learned.

My Project

The tortilla warmer, stir fry set, comal, and sushi mats will be placed in the dramatic play center. Students will be able to interact with familiar and unfamiliar items, prompting conversation and language acquisition. Books such as "A Nest in Springtime" and "Abuela" will allow students and their parents to read in their home languages while books like "Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes" and "Green is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors" will expose all students to a variety of languages and cultures.

These materials will allow students to see their own cultures reflected in our classroom while also being exposed to other cultures.

These materials will allow students to see their own cultures reflected in our classroom while also being exposed to other cultures. This is especially important for students who are just learning to speak English and rely on visual supports to acquire language.

Ms. McCan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources New Sprouts Stir Fry Set • Amazon Business $16.29 6 $97.74
IMUSA USA MEXI-1000-TORTW Tortilla Warmer Terracota 8.5-Inch, Brown Brick Color • Amazon Business $4.79 6 $28.74
El loro tico tango (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
The Magic Paintbrush • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Say Hello! • Amazon Business $7.59 2 $15.18
Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
Summertime Rainbow: A Mandarin Chinese-English bilingual book of colors • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Abuelita fue al mercado: My Granny Went to Market (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
IMUSA USA IMU-52014 Round Carbon Steel Comal 11-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $4.56 3 $13.68
My Granny Went to Market • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Kite Flying • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $6.07 2 $12.14
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.07 2 $12.14
A Nest in Springtime: A Mandarin Chinese-English bilingual book of numbers • Amazon Business $5.59 2 $11.18
Happy Sales Bamboo Sushi Rolling Mats, Square, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95

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