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Mrs. Matthews from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Welcoming Entrance

Help me give my students a comfortable and welcoming environment and even more amazing books to read!

  • $317 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from many different countries across the globe. They speak multiple languages and have some incredible life stories that I love to listen to as I learn about each of them. Their experiences are both incredible and harrowing, and yet we all come together in the same classroom to find comfort, education, a positive environment, and unique learning experiences.

What makes these students so special is that they all have something to teach each other, and they always have something to teach me.

Each year, I learn a great deal about my students and about the experiences they've had and the places they've been. In a world where new technology and traditional education is always at our fingertips, it's meaningful for me as a teacher to expose my students to special opportunities, unique trips, and a comfortable setting where learning is evident and expected, and students will remain engaged so that we can try new things and always remain successful!

My Project

This project is for some art materials that will help students create a welcoming feeling as they enter the building every day. We will be making a giant "I Am" wall where students will use construction paper to describe themselves in only one word. On the wall opposite that, we will create a "We Are" board that students can add to as they think about our school as a whole. This will be a collaborative effort in Advisory classes and will help improve the climate and culture of our school.

Students and teachers alike can complete this activity and contribute to making our school more inviting, colorful, and inclusive.

As well as the two bulletin boards at the main entrance of our school, I would also like to add some motivational and positive posters around other bulletin boards in the hallways and meeting rooms for students.

I am also requesting even more books since I can't seem to keep so many of them on the shelf! We are still getting more new students every day so I want to be sure I have enough books in Spanish to keep everyone happy and engaged.

Mrs. Matthews
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Nursing Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
La Ley de Rodrick (Diario de Greg 2) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.75 2 $31.50
Crayola Construction Paper, 480 Count, 10 Colors, Great for Crafts • Amazon Business $15.53 2 $31.06
Inspirational Wall Art-Inkblot: Set of 6-Phrases of Wisdom Unframed Poster Art (8"x10") • Amazon Business $29.88 1 $29.88
You are Mini Collection 5x7 Wall Art Prints, Typography, Nursery Decor, Kid's Wall Art Print, Kid's Room Decor, Gender Neutral, Motivational Word Art, Inspirational Artwork for Kids, Baby Room Decor • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Infinity Creations Inspirational Wall Art: Phrases of Zen/Wisdom-Set of 6 Unframed Glossy Photos (8"x10") • Amazon Business $24.88 1 $24.88
Las Cronicas de Narnia (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
Diario de Greg (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Elegant Signs Inspirational Wall Art - Set of Four 8x10 Motivational Posters with Positive Quotes - Cute Office Decor for Home or Work • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Swing • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
TREND enterprises, Inc. White 4" Casual Uppercase Ready Letters • Amazon Business $8.26 1 $8.26
Sharpie 38201 Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
El Leon, la Bruja y el Ropero (Cronicas de Narnia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

Materials cost

$235.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.40

Total project goal

$316.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$316.01

1 Donor

-$143.68

Donations toward project cost

-$143.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$146.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$124.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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