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Ms. Bernhard from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Colors of Us

Help me give my students multicultural books and materials to create unique self-portraits.

  • $273 goal

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My Students

My students work hard everyday to become better readers. I hold very high expectations for my students and believe that all students are capable of succeeding.

My students are respectful and courageous scholars who bring their best selves each and every day.

We work to build a positive learning community where students have better access to educational materials to support them as they strive for greatness and success. My students are excited about their learning and deserve the best educational experience.

My Project

Students need to be able to see themselves in their learning in order to feel valued in our classroom. This project would enhance our library with multicultural texts and materials to create life like self portraits.

Maya Angelou said "It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."

The multicultural books will be used for whole group read alouds and be added to our classroom library for students to explore. The books will guide discussions about the beauty and strength of diversity and make connections to the diversity within our classroom. The paint and yarn will be used to complete a project to accompany the book The Colors of Us. Students will create a self portrait to display in the classroom.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
65208-1009 - Classroom Yarn Assortment - 5 lb, Earthtone Colors • Blick Art Materials $25.55 1 $25.55
00018-1069 - Blick Student Grade Tempera - 8-Color Multicultural Pack, Pints • Blick Art Materials $21.40 1 $21.40
06032-1009 - Richeson Slightly Imperfect Assorted Brush Set - Set of 42 • Blick Art Materials $20.76 1 $20.76
BK167 - Say Hello! Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 1 $17.99
AV222 - All Kinds of Children Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Hey Black Child • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Same, Same But Different • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Let the Children March • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Skin You Live In • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
LL486 - Hello from Around the World Accents • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.79 1 $8.79
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
It'S Okay To Be Different • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
How Are We the Same and Different? • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53

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