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Mrs. Ordaz from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity is Beautiful!

Help me give my students books and materials so that students can learn about diversity and make a self portrait that we can display along with what they want to be when they grow up.

  • 2 donors
  • $740 still needed
Donations doubled!
  • 2 donors
  • $740 still needed

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high-poverty diverse school district, I have students who are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. I would like for these students to enjoy kindergarten and learn about diversity by doing a self portrait of what they want to be when they grow up.

I would like to give my students materials to make a self portrait of themselves and what they want to be when they grow up as we celebrate their kindergarten graduation.

My Project

I want to teach my kindergarten students about diversity by reading books about diversity to them and having them express themselves through art by creating a self portrait and creating a cutout of what they want to be when they grow up. I would like to display these at our upcoming kindergarten graduation and have parents see what their childs self image looks like. I want students to be accepting of each other no matter their skin color, race or disability. Teaching this to young learners is a lifelong lesson that I believe will stay with them forever.

Mrs. Ordaz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Astrobrights Mega Collection, Colored Cardstock,"Classic" 5-Color Assortment, 320 Sheets, 65 lb/176 gsm, 8.5" x 11" - MORE SHEETS! (91630) • Amazon Business $16.51 4 $66.04
Better Office Products Light Blue Plastic 2 Pocket Folders with Prongs, 24 Pack, Heavyweight, Letter Size Poly Folders with 3 Metal Prongs Fastener Clips, Light Blue • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Teacher Created Resources Black Stitch 4-Inch Fun Font Letters (75150) • Amazon Business $14.66 3 $43.98
Neenah Exact Index Card Stock, 8.5 x 11 Inch, 90 lb, White, 250 Sheets (40311) • Amazon Business $9.48 4 $37.92
100 9 x 12 SELF Seal Security White Catalog Envelopes - 28lb - Security Tinted, Ultra Strong Quick-Seal, 9 x 12 inch (38100) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Officemate Giant Push Pins, 1.5" Assorted Colors, 2 Tubs of 12 (92905) • Amazon Business $7.95 4 $31.80
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Easter Basket Stuffers, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $28.07 1 $28.07
Bright Creations Large Paper People Cutouts for Diversity Crafts, Self Portraits (17.5 x 35 in, 24 Pack) • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 72-Pack (13972) • Amazon Business $12.58 2 $25.16
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $24.76 1 $24.76
Scissors Bulk Set of 25-Pack, Niutop 8" Multipurpose Sharp Scissors for Office Home High/Middle School Student Teacher Scissor Supplies, Soft Comfort-Grip Right/Left Handles • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Avery Shipping Address Labels, Inkjet Printers, 150 Labels, 3-1/3x4 Labels, Permanent Adhesive, TrueBlock (8164), White • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
All Different and Beautiful: A Children's Book about Diversity, Kindness, and Friendships • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hair Like Mine (1) (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Imagination Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Skin Like Mine (2) (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $17.74 1 $17.74
Teacher Created Resources Colorful Confetti on Black Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll (TCR77037) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
White Wood Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Teacher Created Resources Gray Wood Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll (TCR77035) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Chalkboard Better Than Paper Bulletin Board Roll • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
500 Pieces Confetti Name Tags Labels Colorful Name Tag Stickers Self-Adhesive Board Name Label Sticker for Kids Cloth, Teachers, Parties, School, Home, Office, Warehouses and Mailing • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
We All Belong: A Children's Book About Diversity, Race and Empathy • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
When I Grow Up I Want To Be _________ | A-Z Of Careers for Kids | Children's Jobs & Careers Reference Books • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Color Me Happy, Color Me Sad: The Story in Verse on Children's Emotions Explained in Colors for Kids Ages 3 to 7 Years Old. Helps Kids to Recognize and Regulate Feelings • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89

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