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Mrs. Gooding from Tigard OR is requesting a classroom visitor through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Valuing Diversity Through Bugs

My students need a great hands-on opportunity to conquer the fear of differences and learn about the immense value of even the world's tiniest creatures.

  • $394 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2018.

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My Students

Our fourth-grade students come from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. They are wonderful little people who work hard to overcome a myriad of obstacles on a daily basis. Some of our students must meet the challenges posed by living in poverty, having chronic health issues, mental or physical disabilities, and having to learn in a language that is not their first. I am always amazed at how they show up every day engaged and ready to give the endeavor of learning their all.

Our school is a Title I school with 41.1% of students qualifying for free or reduced-priced lunches.

It is comparable to most schools in Oregon, with the majority of students being categorized as Caucasian, and others as Latino, Asian, Two-or more races, Native American, and Pacific Islander. I strive to empower all my students to be inclusive and rejoice in their own and others uniqueness.

My Project

Our fourth-grade students will have an inspiring opportunity to meet women in science, learn about the value of diversity through bugs, and conquer their fear of creatures much tinier and vulnerable than they are.

Learning not to fear things that are different will help to open my student's minds to a world of possibilities in terms of what can be accomplished when we embrace diversity and work together as a people.

This experience will lead to opportunities to engage the subject of diversity through art, writing, and discussion. It will empower them in and out of the classroom to value their own and other's uniqueness.

Mrs. Gooding
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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The Bug Chicks $300.00

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