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Ms. Ovalle
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Benefits of Diverse Communities

My students need novels, a storage bin, chart paper, and writing supplies to learn how immigrants can come together to create positive change in America.

My Students

“Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life.” ~ John F. Kennedy

As students with disabilities from diverse backgrounds, it is important that my students are respected for who they are; it is also imperative that they accept others for their differences as well.

My students are energetic and fun inner-city high school students. My students have a range of disabilities including learning disabilities, visual impairments, autism and intellectual disabilities. A majority of them are also English Language Learners. My students show greater motivation when they are able to access curriculum using a range of resources.

My school is located in a large, urban city. Of our 3,100 students, 94% are low-income, 10% of the students have disabilities, and 8% are English Language Learners. More than 75% of my particular students are low-income, have disabilities and/or are English Language Learners. I teach my students not to let their ethnicity, personal home situations, English Language Learner status or disabilities hinder their academic or social emotional growth.

My Project

Many of my students are immigrants or have family members who are immigrants, so I feel it is important to include culturally relevant text in my curriculum. I am requesting books and supplies to provide my students with the resources they need to learn about how immigrants have a range of backgrounds, but much in common. Students will read Seedfolks as they learn and share about the immigrant experience. They will use the storage bins, pencils, pens, chart paper and markers to complete collaborative group work as they research their immigrant experiences and those of others.

Students will take what they have learned about diverse communities working together to complete a classroom based service project to benefit the community.

After completing the novel, students will discuss how immigrants have come together to better their communities, despite their differences. They will come up with ideas for bringing communities together through service. They will share their service project plans and vote on a project idea that we can complete as a class.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seedfolks • AKJ Education $6.56 35 $229.60
Staples Stickies Restickable Easel Pad, 30 Sheets, 1" Blank, White, 30"H x 25"W, 2/Ct • Staples Advantage $25.55 2 $51.10
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers, Assorted, 8/Pack • Staples Advantage $4.95 4 $19.80
Dixon Ticonderoga Pre-sharpened Pencils, Soft, No. 2, 30/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.19 3 $18.57
Enrique's Journey • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Rubbermaid Clever Store Snap-Lid Storage Container, Clear, 3.75 Gallon • Staples Advantage $11.79 1 $11.79
Chato and the Party Animals • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24/Pk • Staples Advantage $5.45 2 $10.90
Novio Boy A Play • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
BIC Round Stic Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Black Ink, 60/Bx • Staples Advantage $5.99 1 $5.99
BIC Round Stic Grip Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Purple Ink / Translucent Barrel • Staples Advantage $2.39 2 $4.78

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This project will reach 100 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Sergey Brin Family Foundation and 3 other donors.

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