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Mrs. Portee from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Coordinated

My students need colored paper to help with organization: 3 neon, 5 salmon, 4 lilac, 4 canary, and 4 goldenrod.

  • $156 goal

This project expired on April 25, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The secret of victory is the organization of the non-obvious," stated the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. The secret of victory for my students is colored paper.

"My school is a low-income school in Illinois.

Teaching for 22 years has definitely given me insight into the potential of students when given the opportunity and resources to learn. This year I am excited about teaching 5th and 6th grade students. During the course of the school year, students often misplace their assignments. I have watched numerous students become frustrated when they know they have completed an assignment and yet cannot find it. Often, these assignments are in their desk, a folder or backpack amidst all their other papers.

My Project

My students need colored paper to help with organization: salmon, lilac, canary, and goldenrod. According to recent brain research, using colored paper helps students perform better and can even relieve stress. Using colored paper will help students easily locate assignments. Each content area, or subject, will have a designated color. For example, reading assignments will be copied on green paper, vocabulary on blue, etc.

With your donation, my students can reach their full potential.

The resource of colored paper will not only help them to organize but is the secret to making them victorious this school year. Help them coordinate with color and enhance their ability to learn.

Mrs. Portee
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wausau Paper Astrobrights Colored Card Stock Paper, 65 lb., Assorted Neon Colors, 8.5"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $10.49 3 $31.47
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Goldenrod, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $4.06 4 $16.24
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Salmon, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $4.06 5 $20.30
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Lilac, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $4.06 4 $16.24
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Canary • Staples Advantage $4.06 4 $16.24

Materials cost

$100.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$132.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.29

Total project goal

$155.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$155.29

2 Donors

-$149.41

Donations toward project cost

-$127.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.66

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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