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Ms. Coyle from Houston TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are All Different - We Are All the Same

My students need multicultural colored crayons, map pencils, markers, and paint to represent and appreciate diversity.

  • $185 goal

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My Students

My students attend a Title I campus located in Pasadena, which is an overall Title I district. Many of my students do not have the opportunity to go to Pre-K. As our campus does not have a program and they would have to attend another school. These programs at other campuses fill up very quickly.

Many of our students were impacted by Hurricane Harvey this past August/September 2017, and have had their homes and lives altered in unforeseeable ways.

Where there should have been the excitement for starting Kindergarten, instead other feelings overtook these families and kiddos.

My students were in school for four days before they were out for two weeks. Some lost everything and are still not in their home at this time. The school was able to give them back some sense of normalcy and safety. Their resiliency and desire to still learn is astonishing.

Overall, we are an amazing classroom family, and use our growth mindset to strive to be the best we can be.

My Project

Every one of my students is unique. Their learning style, their behavior, their cognitive abilities, their home life, and their looks. While they are all different, they are all the same - they are children, they are human, they are in my class, and they are loved by me.

Diversity does not mean black and white only.

Henry Louis Gates' quote above recognizes diversity is more than black and white, and now we need our crayon boxes to do the same. Our crayon box provides us black, white, brown, peach, and yellow to represent skin tones. This is a very narrow range of diversity, and does not allow us to accurately depict our classroom or our world.

During learning about Martin Luther King Jr., my students began to realize that their skins are different shades. It was heartwarming and shocking to see that they had not yet realized this - they saw each other as a friend. During one of our lessons, one child asked me, "Why don't we have a brown [crayon] like him? A darker brown?" She took the time to recognize that our shade of brown was not representative of MLK.

Having multicultural art supplies such as paint, markers, crayons, and map pencils would give us a wide range of browns and peaches to use in our work. As we get close to February and learning about famous African Americans during Black History Month, these colors would enrich our appreciation of diversity.

Ms. Coyle
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Binney & Smith Crayola(R) Washable Paint In Multicultural Colors, Set Of 8 • Amazon Business $22.49 2 $44.98
Crayola Ultraclean BL Multicultural Markers (10 Count) • Amazon Business $5.24 8 $41.92
Binney & Smith Crayola(R) Multicultural Crayons, Assorted Specialty Colors, Box Of 8 • Amazon Business $3.02 8 $24.16
CRAYOLA LLC CRAYOLA MULTICULTURAL 8 CT COLORED (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72

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