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Ms. Parker from Ridgewood NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Colored Paper for Better Organization

My students need colored paper. One of the organizational systems I use is to give them important hand-outs that will be used throughout the unit and/or the year on colored paper.

  • $173 goal

This project expired on November 29, 2018.

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My Students

My 7th Grade English Language Arts students are wonderful. They are kind, thoughtful, and for the most part, love to read. They are mostly from Queens. My school is a Title I School, which means that a large percentage of them come from low income households.

My students struggle with organizational skills, and this will be one of my areas of focus this year.

This project will help me help them to stay on top of the myriad of paperwork they are given throughout the year.

My Project

My students struggle with staying organized. By the end of the school year, my students' folders are absolutely busting at the seams with unnecessary paper from the entire year.

One of the organizational systems I have put into place to help students with organization is printing important paperwork on colored paper so that when they are cleaning out their folders at the end of a unit, they know what is necessary to keep and what they can dispose of.

I have found this method to be very successful in ensuring that my students keep what is most important and learn to purge what is not from their folder. Unfortunately, colored paper is fairly expensive, and the school does not supply it. Funding of this project would be very helpful.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 87 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Lilac, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.38 4 $21.52
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Green, 500 Sheets/Rm (14781) • Staples Advantage $4.65 4 $18.60
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Blue (14786) • Staples Advantage $4.65 4 $18.60
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 20 lb., 8 1/2" x 11", Pink, 500 Sheets/Rm (14779) • Staples Advantage $4.65 4 $18.60
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Canary (14787) • Staples Advantage $4.65 4 $18.60
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Goldenrod, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $4.65 4 $18.60

Materials cost

$114.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$146.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.81

Total project goal

$172.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$172.05

5 Donors

-$86.20

Donations toward project cost

-$75.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.95

match offer

-$83.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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