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Mrs. Ahrens from Keansburg NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity and Kindness Go Hand in Hand!

Help me give my students multicultural books to teach about diversity, kindness, inclusion and acceptance.

  • $301 goal

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My Students

My students come to school ready to play and learn in a safe and fun environment. In my classroom, my students can explore and grow, while building confidence within themselves. I believe in a hands-on active learning environment and strive to maintain one for my children that attend our full day Pre-K program for ages three through five years old. These children are our future and I am so honored to be able to lend a guiding hand as they begin their path in this world. They are growing and learning with each new experience, obstacle and milestone.

My children are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners.

They are mini inspirations to themselves and others around them. My children come from hardworking families that want the best for their children. As their teacher, I want to provide them with experiences and opportunities that will expand their knowledge and instill a life long love of learning.

My Project

We are asking for books that teach about diversity, kindness, acceptance and inclusion so our littlest learners can learn about themselves and each other.

"A rainbow of friends is a dream we can share where everyone's treated with kindness and care."

By providing an extensive library with books about diversity, families, kindness, acceptance and inclusion, my kids will be able to relate to the diverse characters and storylines that they may have in their everyday lives. This will add to social interactions as they talk about themselves, their homes and their families. My kids will learn that even though they may look different from one another, they are the same in many other ways!

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

This project will reach 15 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Part Of The Rainbow: (Children's books about Diversity/Equality/Discrimination/Acceptance/Prejudice Picture Books, Preschool Books, Ages 3 5, Ages 6 ... Kindergarten Books, Ages 4 8) (Mindful Mia) • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
I'm Mixed! • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
A handful of buttons: Picture book about family diversity • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
I'm Like You, You're Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Like Myself! (board book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Family, Your Family (Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Alike and Different) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Happy in Our Skin • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Marvelous Me: Inside and Out (All about Me) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Shades of People • Amazon Business $7.21 1 $7.21
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World (Global Fund for Children Books) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
What I Like About Me! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mixed Me! • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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