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Mr. Upshaw from Reseda CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color My World!

My students need a variety of color copy paper for various composition drafts and to distinguish between math assignments.

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Eight and nine year olds are the best. Boys and girls are friends, they are curious about the world, and they help each other learn. Most are working hard to read, write, and think at or above grade level. Nearly all of my students know at least two languages.

This year, my students have an unusual amount of energy.

They are not afraid to try new things. They don't sit back. They are completely involved with the third grade curriculum. Our academic achievement is gaining momentum.

My Project

So much of third grade work is done online now, but my classroom still benefits from hard copies of the sequential drafts during the writing process. First, they type their stories on a computer, then they print out their creations.

Just like professional writers in Television and Film, third graders can demonstrate the changes needed to improve each version of their writing assignments using color to show their progress.

While school-issued newsprint paper is available, I have found that using color copy paper elevates student work. When I ask for quality ideas, I like to provide quality paper. It shows that I value their compositions. So they do, too. Our computer assisted math program also utilizes color paper to distinguish between between assignment types.

Mr. Upshaw
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hammermill Paper, Colors Green, 20lb, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 5000 Sheets / 10 Ream Case (103366C), Made In The USA • Amazon Business $73.97 2 $147.94
Hammermill Paper, Colors Blue, 20lbs, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 5000 Sheets / 10 Ream Case (103309C), Made In The USA • Amazon Business $70.22 2 $140.44
Hammermill Paper, Colors Cherry, 20lb., 8.5x11, Letter, 5000 Sheets / 10 Ream Case, (102210C), Made In The USA • Amazon Business $63.81 2 $127.62

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