Spirit of Truth: Supporting Indigenous Culture

Funded! This project reached its funding goal on Nov. 20, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

Still needed of $1,503.86 goal
  • My Class Needs First Nations Resources to teach Aboriginal Culture and History

    Launched July 9th, 2017 Project Deadline December 31st, 2017
    Classroom Size 24 Students School Size 522 Students

    My Students

    Our school has about 550 students with approximately 75% English Language Learners. We also have a diverse aboriginal community and many of those students need extra support. Our families come from all walks of life but are mostly struggling with financial demands. Many of my students have low social skills and low English skills when they come to school. We have several Syrian refugee families attending our school and more on the way. Because many of our families are new to Canada, many are unaware of Canada's history with our indigenous people.

    How will this project impact them?

    Although the new BC curriculum has done a good job of embedding Aboriginal Educational concepts into our work, there are not many resources to support the teaching. First Nations history is one of the most overlooked and yet most important parts of the Canadian curriculum, especially in the younger grades. I believe that having some hands-on, visual materials to use to teach Aboriginal Culture will make a significant difference in my student's retention since many are new to Canada. I am graciously asking for a classroom rug that would be on the floor all the time where they play. The visuals on the carpet would help to embed part of the Aboriginal culture into everyday life and inspire storytelling. I also hope to create some art projects with all the children in my grade if this project is successful. Thank-you!

  • Where the $1503.86 goes


    First Nations Families Puppet Set

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $71.95 x 1 = $71.95

    Wooden Canoes - Pack of 6

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $31.95 x 7 = $223.65

    Wolf, Salmon, Bison, Dreamcatcher Puzzles

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $44.95 x 1 = $44.95

    Spirit of Truth Rug- 7'7" Round

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $599.95 x 1 = $599.95
    Shipping & Handling $143.32
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $131.86
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $19.14
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,275.36
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $228.50
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $1,503.86
    1 donor -$1,523.32
    Still needed $0.00

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation: An optional donation to support MyClassNeeds which is calculated at 15% of the project’s price tag. The optional contribution supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. To do that we need a world- class website supported by strong business systems and processes that improve over time.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Mrs. Tjart

I have enjoyed teaching since 2002. I have a degree in Visual Art, English , and Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University. Currently I teach Early Primary at Green Timbers Elementary in Surrey, BC. As a child I attended Green Timbers Elementary (the school I teach at) from K-7 and I a...

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