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  • 8 donors
  • $643 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Oyen
Grades PreK-2
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Seeing Things Differently

Help me give my students increased exposure to people of all abilities, genders and colors within our classroom to build on, and continue, their acceptance outside of the classroom.

My Students

I have the privilege of teaching the youngest learners: Preschool students ages 3 - 5. Some of them are entering school for the first time in their lives and others getting ready to head off to kindergarten.

Although my students have special needs they undoubtedly possess tremendous potential to absorb everything possible with repetition, modeling and exposure.

They are honest, funny, serious, capable, curious, accepting and loving. Their view of the world is straight-forward, pure and innocent.

My Project

My classroom is a diverse community however there is obvious room for improvement. Now more than ever I recognize the importance of a diversity of materials for my students to be exposed to daily including a variety of home and community environments, cultures, races, gender-roles through professions and abilities.

My goal is for my students to interact with our donated materials as naturally as they do with the other items around the classroom.

I want them to always see endless opportunities represented through diverse learning materials and literature. They will see and use these toys so naturally that the perspective will transfer into the world around them. A few small sparks started within our walls can certainly ignite a flame.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC275X Our Community Washable Dolls Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
DD965X Lakeshore Pose Play Families Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $84.99 1 $84.99
EE579 Mix Match Magnetic Families • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC360 People Colorssupsup Crayon Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 5 $34.95
PP456 Families Poster Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA205 Lakeshore Block Play People African American Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DS301 Feels Real African American Baby Doll • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Chocolate Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Dreamers • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Susan Laughs • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
DS204 Feels Real Hispanic Newborn Doll • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DS202 Feels Real Asian Newborn Doll • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Daniel's Good Day • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Round is a Mooncake • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
More More More, Said the Baby • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Say Hello! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Two Homes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$502.85

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$546.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.42

Total project goal

$642.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$642.81

7 Donors

-$614.28

Donations toward project cost

-$525.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.14

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 12 students.

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