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Mrs. Carr
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 0 donors
  • $493 for now
  • $986 still needed
Distance learning
These materials will help students continue learning through school closures and other scheduling uncertainties related to coronavirus. Items will be delivered to the location chosen by the teacher.

Seeing Our Skin: Reading and Writing to Celebrate Diversity

Help me give my students books, supplies, and learning resources to recognize and celebrate the diversity they see in their own school and community.

My Students

Our eager little Texans are from low SES families, some bilingual/bicultural, in pre-k and kindergarten, yet already exhibiting gaps in reading comprehension and math basics due in large part to communication deficits. (Some families speak limited English so access to vocabulary and communication for these students is a real challenge.) Add to that other health and learning difficulties and you have some extraordinary obstacles our sweet youngsters face.

Our students want to write, draw, and create with tools, fabrics, colors, paints, and read books that feature characters with skin like theirs.

We can blend and combine paints to achieve that diversity; and still, I know I can do better with resources that have been developed expressly for this purpose.

My Project

These resources will be used to read and learn about cultures from around the world as well as celebrate the differences we have in the people in our own school and community. The books will be just the beginning of a continually-growing library that represents the multicultural families in our neighborhood and school. The more students see people of all types and backgrounds in their reading and are able to represent themselves and family in their drawings, we can have those conversations about differences, race, and what ties us all together!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP790X Social Studies Poster Packs Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant & Piggie Book) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $89.00 1 $89.00
LC360Z People Colorssupsup Crayons Set of 12 Packs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $82.99 1 $82.99
Scholastic First Little Readers, Set of 100, Level E-F • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
RA324 Multicultural Board Book Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50
TT305X Neon Classroom Supply Caddies Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT769X Neon Connect Store Book Bins Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
Folk & Fairy Tale Easy Readers Parent Pack: 15 Classic Stories That Are "Just Right" for Young Readers • Amazon Business $16.04 2 $32.08
YOTTOY Mo Willems Collection | Pair of Elephant & Piggie Soft Stuffed Animal Plush Toys – 7” & 5” Sitting • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
Teach Your Dragon About Diversity: Train Your Dragon To Respect Diversity. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Diversity and Differences. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Name Jar (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
My Daddy is a Police Officer • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Positive Ninja: A Children’s Book About Mindfulness and Managing Negative Emotions and Feelings (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Officer Woof! Woof! | Police Dogs Book for Kids | Children's Dog Books • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Hair Love • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
TT192BB Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray Bright Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TT192BL Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray Bright Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TT192BP Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray Bright Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TT192GB Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
All Kinds of People • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Whoever You Are • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
TT192BY Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray Bright Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TT192BO Neon Lakeshore Paper Tray Bright Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$795.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$837.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.85

Total project goal

$985.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$985.66

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$985.66

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