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Mrs. Weeks Shoemaker from Phoenix AZ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Me Smart!

Help me give my students the chance to be the best student they can be. Using colored paper will help them be better organized and to easily find materials they need.

  • $198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in Central Phoenix, in a Title I school. We have a large population receiving free or reduced-price lunch, and many of my students can't afford basic school supplies. I work hard at helping my students believe in themselves and setting high expectations in both their academic life and personal life.

My students want to be the best person that they can be.

Our school is often compared to a wealthier school nearby and our kids understand they have monetary limitations their counterparts do not and that often hurts their pride. We, as a school, work hard to help our kids strive for their personal best and help in every way we can.

My Project

If there is one item a classroom can never have too much of, it is paper! By supporting this project you will be providing my students with brightly colored paper for manipulatives and foldables. Who doesn't like brightening their day with a little colored paper?

Utilizing a variety of colors of paper throughout a school day adds vibrancy and organization to a classroom and provides students options when organizing their thinking and creating visual aids and presentations.

The paper provided by this project will allow students to create interactive and hand-ons manipulatives, interactive notes, foldables, and much more. My students love seeing what color they will use for the next activity. Colored paper is great for organization. Colored paper is also a great way to promote parent involvement. Sending home bright paper tends to catch the eye. Thank you for supporting my bright hardworking students!

Mrs. Weeks Shoemaker
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IP Hammermill Fore MP 8 1/2" x 11" 20 lbs. Colored Copy Paper, Gray, 500/Ream • Staples Advantage $22.49 1 $22.49
Astrobrights Multipurpose Paper, 24 Lbs., 8.5" x 11", Lunar Blue, 500/Ream (22521/21528) • Staples Advantage $17.29 1 $17.29
Hammermill Colors Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Orchid, 500/Ream (103770) • Staples Advantage $15.79 1 $15.79
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Fuchsia, 500/Ream (20109) • Staples Advantage $13.99 1 $13.99
Astrobrights Vintage Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted Colors, 500/Pack (21224) • Staples Advantage $12.81 1 $12.81
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Lilac, 500/Ream (14782) • Staples Advantage $6.36 2 $12.72
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Turquoise, 500/Ream (14784) • Staples Advantage $5.91 2 $11.82
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Cream, 500/Ream (14789) • Staples Advantage $5.02 2 $10.04
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Orange, 500/Ream (20108) • Staples Advantage $9.73 1 $9.73

Materials cost

$126.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$167.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.58

Total project goal

$197.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$197.22

2 Donors

-$184.72

Donations toward project cost

-$157.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.70

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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