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Ms. Drennan from Irvine CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Culturally Inclusive Classroom

Help me give my students pictures books and learning resources that are inclusive for all students.

  • $836 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students possess everything you think of when you think of a kindergartener. They are inquisitive, energetic, adventurous, creative, intelligent, hard-working, friendly, spontaneous, tough, and courageous. My students have been put to the challenge to start their first year at our school in a completely different way, and they took it on in the most positive way. Their personalities shine through every day, sharing every morning a little bit of who they are with the class. Every day, they show up with a great big smile, hands ready to work, and a brain ready to learn.

My Project

The picture books were carefully selected to ensure my classroom library was inclusive for all students, including the cultural backgrounds of the students in my class. Picture books are one of the easiest and most effective ways teachers can create a sense of awareness. A wide variety of topics are covered in picture books, and reading them to young children helps us talk about important topics through a kid-friendly connection. When we open a book, a child immediately tries to identify with the story's characters.

By building a library of classroom books with characters from a variety of cultural backgrounds, I hope my students "see" themselves within the characters and feel a deeper connection to the story and messages within the stories.

It is essential to create a classroom environment that is welcoming, so celebrating and representing the varying cultures of my students is of utmost importance.

There is a gift card for Teachers Pay Teachers included as well. There are teaching and learning resources available on TPT that will allow me to include even more cultural studies into our curriculum.

Ms. Drennan
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 1 $100.00
She Persisted Boxed Set • Amazon Business $26.63 1 $26.63
The Library Book • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Bilal Cooks Daal • Amazon Business $17.62 1 $17.62
What I Like Most • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Our Favorite Day of the Year • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Your Name Is a Song • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $15.03 1 $15.03
The Remember Balloons • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Living in . . . Around the World Collection: Living in . . . Brazil; Living in . . . China; Living in . . . India; Living in . . . Italy; Living in . . . Mexico; Living in . . . South Africa • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
She's Got This • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
Pepe and the Parade: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
I Promise • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Phoebe Sounds It Out • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Come With Me • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Am Famous • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Teddy's Favorite Toy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Am Perfectly Designed • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Snow White (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ramadan (Celebrate the World) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Día de los Muertos (Celebrate the World) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Lunar New Year (Celebrate the World) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (2) (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Rapunzel (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Little Mermaid (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Peter's Chair (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Diwali (Celebrate the World) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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