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  • $465 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Clark
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Color Our World

My students need a color printer to put color into printed charts and picture clues that hang on the walls as well as to be able to print out more vibrant projects.

My Students

Have you ever thought about how color brings television shows and movies to life better than when they were in black and white? My first grade classroom is still stuck in the dark ages. Help color our world!

I teach first grade at an inner city school with a very diverse population including many ESL students.

Each child has a very different life story but they are all fun, loving and full of bright and colorful stories to share. They love to read and are very curious about the world they live in. My class is full of gymnasts, musicians, singers, dancers, animal lovers, caring helpers and a fact whiz.

My Project

In first grade, imagery is very important in teaching all aspects of the curriculum. It is especially important for English Language Learners to have an image to rely on while they are learning to speak, read and write. That being said, word walls/word banks that include picture clues along with the words are crucial for success in learning new vocabulary that is important in classroom discussions, reading and writing. Our school does not have a color printer available for teachers to use and therefore our class word walls and other printed charts are all black and white. If I had a color printer to print out the picture and word cards used for word walls/word banks around the classroom, students could locate different images easier and also have a better understanding of the image. Children are able to remember words or images easier when they are able to visualize the word card using colors. Color would also help them to locate a words that may be color coded by concept or skill.

By supporting my project, you are helping to teach and enhance the vocabulary of my first grade students to allow them to be successful in academic discussions, reading and writing.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4020 - printer - color - ink-jet • Best Buy for Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Epson - DURABrite Ultra XL PRO Ink Jet Cartridge - Black • Best Buy for Business $38.99 2 $77.98
Epson - DURABrite Ultra XL PRO Ink Jet Cartridge - Cyan • Best Buy for Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Epson - DURABrite Ultra XL PRO Ink Jet Cartridge - Magenta • Best Buy for Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Epson - DURABrite Ultra XL PRO Ink Jet Cartridge - Yellow • Best Buy for Business $24.99 2 $49.98

Materials cost

$347.91

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$395.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.73

Total project goal

$464.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$464.86

6 Donors

-$207.43

Donations toward project cost

-$176.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.11

Matching donations from our partners

-$257.42

Match offers toward project cost

-$218.81

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 95 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Epson and 7 other donors.

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