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Mrs. Johnson from Arlington TX is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Free to Be and Love Me

Help me give my students books and materials that represent who they are and help them understand others.

  • $474 goal

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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 Project

My class is made up of a diverse group of students, and for several years, all or most of my students have had brown or dark eyes. I have been working to update the materials and books in my class and my class library to better represent my students.

Young children want to be accepted, and they need to be shown how to embrace who they are or being different.

Picture books are a great resource for opening up conversations about similarities and differences in culture, appearance, family life, and behaviors. Even the littlest learners can make connections between the stories they hear and their life-experiences.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Face Multicultural Creative Cut Outs Face Shape Paper Cutouts for Children to Design and Decorate, Craft Group Projects, Unity in Diversity Craft Projects, 5.5 Inch (Nude, 50 Pcs) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Hygloss Products People Paper Cuts Outs Multi-Cultural Mommy Shape-7 Inches-25 Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $9.54 2 $19.08
Pacon Multicultural Construction Paper - Pkg. of 50 - 9 in. x 12 in. • Nasco $3.01 6 $18.06
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Big • Amazon Business $16.42 1 $16.42
Scribble Stones • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Hygloss Products Kid Shape Cuts Outs – Assorted Multi-Cultural Paper - 16", 25 Pack (68253) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Peanut Butter & Cupcake • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Bodies Are Cool • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Scissors on Strike: A Funny, Rhyming, Read Aloud Kid's Book About Respect and Kindness for School Supplies • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Glues On Strike: A Funny, Rhyming, Read Aloud Kid's Book For Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, or Early Readers • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
All Different and Beautiful: A Children's Book about Diversity, Kindness, and Friendships • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Love My Curly Hair: An Early Reader Rhyming Story Book for Children to Help With Positive Self Talk and Self Acceptance (Amazing Affirmations) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
I'm Programmed to Love You (Hazy Dell Love & Nurture Books) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
A World in One • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Federico and All His Families • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hair Love • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes: A Growth Mindset Book for Kids to Promote Self Esteem • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
It's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Empathy Is Your Superpower: A Book About Understanding the Feelings of Others • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$364.95

Vendor shipping charges

$1.81

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$402.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.98

Total project goal

$473.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.21

3 Donors

-$226.99

Donations toward project cost

-$220.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

match offer

-$214.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$181.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.12

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$0.00

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