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Mrs. Keller from Fayetteville NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Unity in Our School Community

Help me give my students books, games, and manipulatives to increase their cultural curiosity and awareness.

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a K-5 Title 1 school with 100% of our students on free breakfast and lunch. In our low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with many challenges both in and out of the classroom. They face dilemmas daily that include hunger, homelessness, anxiety, depression, grief, deployed parents, and much more. Despite the many challenges they face, I look forward to keeping things simple and providing them with creative and meaningful learning experiences in a safe environment. My students are creative, energetic, and have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. As the School Counselor, I work with students primarily on character education, social/emotional development, college and career readiness, and financial literacy.

My Project

My students come from diverse backgrounds and are eager to learn about other cultures. It’s never too early to begin teaching students about diversity, inclusion vs. bullying, and multicultural differences and similarities. As a counselor, it is my job not only to teach diversity but to model appropriate inclusive behavior.

Our students will learn to embrace their cultural norms while discovering new and exciting things about other cultures.

Whether conducting small groups, individual sessions, guidance lessons, socializing during lunch or advising students during after school programs, I learn new things every day from my students about their various cultures.

My students are in need of new and engaging books, manipulatives, and games to stimulate their brains and peck their curiosity about different cultures. Books such as Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World, Getting it Right for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds and What to Do About the Bully will increase student awareness about cultural differences and diversity. Manipulatives and games will be used for stress relief and brain breaks after intensive diversity and bullying discussions. These materials are vital for the social emotional development of my elementary aged students.

The requested resources will help my students develop a greater knowledge about other cultures, become more aware of diversity, and appreciate their own cultures. Additionally, these resources will decrease the occurrences of bullying due to lack of knowledge of cultural differences.

Your support of this project will help me deliver effective guidance lessons and weekly counseling groups to the students I serve. The program will focus on building an inclusive bully free school community, by focusing on multi-cultural differences, diversity, anti-bullying, and amazing acts of kindness.

Mrs. Keller
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 225 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regal Games Jumbo Professional Brass Ping Pong Ball Bingo Cage • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Regal Games 100 Woodgrain/Tan Fingertip Shutter Slide Bingo Cards • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World: Multicultural Education for Young Children (Early Childhood Education Series) • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning Grades 3–5 (Safe & Caring Schools®) • Amazon Business $25.20 1 $25.20
Getting it RIGHT for Young Children from Diverse Backgrounds: Applying Research to Improve Practice with a Focus on Dual Language Learners, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card (2nd Edition) • Amazon Business $22.80 1 $22.80
Twister Ultimate Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Cardinal Giant Uno Giant Game • Amazon Business $19.25 1 $19.25
What To Do About The Bully?: Strategies for Dealing With Bullies • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
S&S Worldwide 17514 Toss 'n Talk-About Anger Management Ball • Amazon Business $16.81 1 $16.81
The 8 Keys to End Bullying Activity Book for Kids & Tweens: Worksheets, Quizzes, Games, & Skills for Putting the Keys Into Action (8 Keys to Mental Health) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
What Do You Stand For? For Kids: A Guide to Building Character • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
What's the Difference?: Being Different Is Amazing • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Do I Look Odd To You: A multicultural children's book about embracing diversity. • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Smart Girl's Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets: Staying True to Yourself in Changing Times (American Girl: a Smart Girl's Guide) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Unique and Wonderful: A Rhyming Picture Book for Children about Diversity that encourages Tolerance and discourages prejudice and racism • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Daily Character Education Activities: Grades 4-5 • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
S&S Worldwide 17101 Toss 'n Talk-About Anti-Bullying Ball • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Lesson Plans & Teaching Strategies For Character Counts Elementary Classrooms • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
A Rainbow of Friends • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$438.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.89

Total project goal

$599.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.28

4 Donors

-$529.39

Donations toward project cost

-$488.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

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

-$44.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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