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Ms. Raman Bains from Sacramento CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Celebrate Each Other!

Help me give my students books, dolls, and art supplies to promote respect and celebrate diversity as well as the acceptance of the many differences amongst us all!

  • $597 goal

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My Students

I teach a class of 28 amazing Kindergartners who are eager to learn and deserve endless resources, experiences, and opportunities. They come from different backgrounds, have a wealth of experiences, and have a lot to contribute to our diverse learning community. They are eager for knowledge and engaging opportunities to learn.

I have a very diverse population at my school and in my classroom, with at least 50% learning English as their second language, and I teach at the most diverse school in the nation!

The children delight in activities that engage their minds and bodies, and they look forward to what each day of the exciting kindergarten world brings them! It is my job to inspire and motivate them in a variety of ways in which I reach the whole child.

My Project

My district is the #1 most diverse district in California and my school is the #2 most diverse school in California. I love teaching children from all backgrounds, but sometimes I feel like there is so much more that can be done. I would like to supply my classroom library with books that celebrate diversity as well as books that promote acceptance of and respect for people with all kinds of differences, whether it be differences in culture, family life, feelings, personalities, social skills, lifestyles, dress, languages, food, character, and so much more!

What's the best way to teach children that we are all so unique in so many ways but yet we have so many similarities?

Books! I would like such titles as The Invisible Boy, I Am Enough, Be Kind, It's Okay to be Different, Have You Filled a Bucket Today, Whoever You Are, and more! Some of the books I have chosen will help children understand and navigate the difficult world of emotions and social communication skills as well as develop empathy for others. They absolutely love books as much as I do! We learn so much through the magic of books!

I would like some diverse dolls for the kids to play with so that they know that children of all colors are beautiful and important.

The small request of art supplies including colored pencils, a pencil sharpener, glue sticks, and organizational trays for art will help me organize and prepare for our multicultural art lessons, which we do throughout the year as we celebrate the children and important historical characters, such as Martin Luther King, Jr. We have many colored pencils, but our current pencil sharpener eats up all of our colored pencils.

Let's celebrate diversity at a young age to teach them for life!

Ms. Raman Bains
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
11" Soft Body Baby Dolls (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.11 1 $50.11
Avery Glue Stic Disappearing Purple Color, 1.27 oz., Washable, Nontoxic, Permanent Adhesive, 6 Glue Sticks (98071) • Amazon Business $5.93 6 $35.58
Pig the Pug • Amazon Business $12.26 2 $24.52
Carl Angel-5 Pencil Sharpener (Blue) • Amazon Business $20.84 1 $20.84
AB216 - Paint & Craft Trays - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Don't Push the Button! • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Thelma the Unicorn • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
It's Okay To Be Different • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Snippets: A story about paper shapes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pig the Fibber (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Pig the Elf (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Pig the Winner (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Pout-Pout Fish (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Spoon • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Pig the Star (Pig the Pug) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Wish You More • Amazon Business $6.45 1 $6.45
The Wonky Donkey • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Sargent Art 22-7208 Colors of My Friends 8-Count Multicultural Colored Pencil Set • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93

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