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Mrs. Alvarez from Victoria TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multi-Cultural Materials For Diverse Learners

My students need multi-cultural crayons, puppets and center activities to help with ownership of our learning and our backgrounds.

  • $468 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in the beautiful city of Victoria, Texas. We have a diverse population who mainly come from the neighborhood our school is located in.

These students come from diverse families and include English language learners and students with special needs.

As a Title I school, we generally serve most students a free breakfast. Our school district was hit by Hurricane Harvey, so we have one hundred percent of breakfasts and lunches covered right now for all our students! This is a massive relief for our families who are staying with other families or in accommodated housing. The majority of our students are from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and this is helping them get back on their feet. Our students also have been having a difficult time adjusting to concentrating in class because they are worried about very adult issues at home.

We would love for every student coming to school wanting to learn and ready to learn and fall in love with learning, but sometimes we have to help them fall in love with learning like teachers fell in love with teaching!

My Project

My students are in need of materials that they can identify with. Currently we do not have crayons or puppets in our classroom that reflect the learners within and that is something that we need help with.

Having crayons that are our skin tone and puppets that look like we do/are dressed like we dress would help my students gain a different level of ownership of their work.

We currently do not have any puppets that have a different skin tone except for a very pale white tone. This is not how the majority of our student population looks and my students do not know how to act/talk when they use these puppets. They often say that the puppets are all teachers because white people are smart enough to be teachers. I need to show them that anyone, any skin tone, religion, and background, can become whatever they want and watch them show this through play.

We also need items like alphabet materials to use in stations that can help our class catch up to other learners that had different opportunities to learn before Kindergarten that we did not have. 75% of my students were not able to attend daycare or pre-K classes and are considered at risk students already in their first year of formal education. Using the materials listed, we can help bridge the gaps in our classroom and show them how successful they can be.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC546 - Circle Time Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
TT190X - Let’s Talk! Multicultural Puppets Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
LC360Z - People Colors® Crayons - Dozen Sets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $82.50 1 $82.50
LC740X - Learning Letters Activity Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL248 - Alphabet Picture Magnets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$361.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$397.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.13

Total project goal

$467.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$467.53

3 Donors

-$230.91

Donations toward project cost

-$201.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.79

Matching donations from our partners

-$230.92

Match offers toward project cost

-$196.28

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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