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Ms. Claire Nicholson from Albuquerque NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Children to be Proud of Their Unique, Individual Culture!

Help me give my students multicultural art materials in order for each child to represent their individuality and culture in our 'All About Me' activities.

  • $249 goal

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My Students

I am proud to teach first grade at a Title I elementary school. It is a small school, located in the north-east part of Albuquerque, New Mexico, near the beautiful Sandia Mountains. The students at our school have had many generations of their families attend the school, which makes it a close-knit community. For example, the cheerful elderly gentleman down the road takes pride in having a photo of himself as a child still hung up in the front office.

Our school is special because it has a diverse population of families from many different cultures and backgrounds.

I believe it is important to incorporate each child's unique individuality into the class identity. This helps each student to be proud of who they are, and also encourages them to be open to the diverse cultures of their peers.

My students are a fun, high energy bunch, who learn best from being involved in hands-on activities.

All of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. I am a first-year teacher, and all of my classroom materials are completely funded by myself and the generosity of others.

Thank you for your support!

My Project

I like to incorporate each individual child's culture and passion into the classroom by doing "All About Me!" activities throughout the year. It is important for each student to take pride in their unique upbringing and individuality. This self-exploration can help students see the beauty in their culture, as well as being accepting of others.

 In order for each child to be able to represent themselves, I need several sets of multicultural skin color crayons, colored pencils, markers, puppet cutouts and construction paper for our many projects.

This set would be perfect! It also comes with a book called, The Colors of Us that talks about how our differences make us special. Any little bit helps! Thanks!

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA611DC - Celebrate Diversity! Activity Bundle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $157.70 1 $157.70
21206-1709 - Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Marker Set - Multicultural Colors, Broad Tip, Set of 8 • Blick Art Materials $3.64 3 $10.92

Materials cost

$168.62

Vendor shipping charges

$9.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$211.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.25

Total project goal

$248.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$248.35

4 Donors

-$245.00

Donations toward project cost

-$210.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

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$0.00

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