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Ms. Shephard from South Gate CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Makes Everything Better!

My students need paper in all the colors of the rainbow.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

These children live in the heart of a large city. They are literally surrounded by opportunities, and I hope to give them the keys to open up doors - with your help.

My sixth graders are at a critical place in their young lives, embarking on the journey of discovering what makes each one of them truly special, and I can't wait to see what impact they will have on the world around them.

Being their teacher is an honor and an ongoing adventure!

My Project

Whether it's making composite shapes out of polygons, matching synonyms and antonyms, or writing thank you notes, colored paper makes education better--but it's never in the school's budget. Salmon, lilac, canary, cherry red, teal, goldenrod, or plasma pink, kids love color! You may have never considered how much difference such simple supplies can make, but colored copy paper is awesome. Whether it's the Gettysburg Address in cursive font, Personal Pronouns in Subject, Object, or Possessive case, or the lyrics to Stand by Me which the graduating class will sing at culmination, it's all better when you can print it on colored copy paper. Colored paper makes geometry more engaging, makes Past-Tense Verbs seem like a game, and it's definitely handy when you need to make Mother's Day cards.

Ms. Shephard
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wausau Paper Astrobrights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb., Plasma Pink, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $15.81 1 $15.81
HammerMill 20-lb. Recycled Fore MP Color Paper, Cherry Red • Staples Advantage $13.99 1 $13.99
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Canary • Staples Advantage $4.51 2 $9.02
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Blue • Staples Advantage $4.51 2 $9.02
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Green, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $4.51 2 $9.02
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Goldenrod, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $4.51 2 $9.02
Staples Brights, 24 lb. Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Blue, 500/Ream (20101) • Staples Advantage $8.66 1 $8.66
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Green, 500/Ream (20105) • Staples Advantage $8.27 1 $8.27
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Purple, 500/Ream (20110) • Staples Advantage $7.79 1 $7.79
Staples Brights, 24 lb. Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Teal, 500/Ream (20100) • Staples Advantage $7.79 1 $7.79
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Salmon, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.21 1 $5.21
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Lilac, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.21 1 $5.21
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Cream, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $4.51 1 $4.51

Materials cost

$113.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$155.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.42

Total project goal

$182.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$182.81

2 Donors

-$182.80

Donations toward project cost

-$155.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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