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Mrs. Dos Santos from Philadelphia PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Fun and Inviting Learning Environment

Help me give my students a bright and inviting classroom using bright paper, colored ink, and new caddies.

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a Philadelphia kindergarten teacher who works with students from low-income neighborhoods. My students come to school each day with different experiences and diverse backgrounds. It is an absolutely magical thing to see when they all come together as one to learn, however they face many challenges when they leave school. Many students' families are unable to afford school supplies and books. Because of this, my students light up when they are provided with quality educational materials. This shows me that my students have such a strong desire to learn, be challenged, and explore.

My Project

Unfortunately our district's buildings are very old and do not always provide an inviting learning space for students. Most of the city's money is used to repair broken structures and ensure healthy buildings by removing lead. Because of this, teachers are left using a lot of their own money to create colorful, inviting spaces that encourage learning. When students see that their learning space is taken care of, they are more motivated to come to school and learn. I am asking for materials to help make our space more learning friendly. Colored bins will help me organize the classroom in a way that students can easily navigate and find class materials. Laminating sheets and colored ink will help me bring their learning materials to life. For example, I will be able to create literacy centers that students can re-use and appreciate! We also only have black printing at my school, therefore colored ink will help me differentiate work using color coding for my special learners. Please help me create a fun and inviting classroom for my scholars! I appreciate all your help!

Mrs. Dos Santos
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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
HP 65 Black & Tri-color Ink Cartridges, 2 Cartridges (N9K01AN, N9K02AN) for HP DeskJet 2624 2652 2655 3722 3752 3755 3758 • Amazon Business $28.89 3 $86.67
Classroom Caddy for School Supplies, Set of 6 Assorted Colors, Stackable Plastic Caddies with Handle for School • Amazon Business $37.99 2 $75.98
AmazonBasics Clear Thermal Laminating Plastic Paper Laminator Sheets - 8.9 Inch x 11.4 Inch, 200-Pack • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Wausau 21289 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb / 89 gsm, “Happy” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49

Materials cost

$191.13

Vendor shipping charges

$15.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$239.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.34

Total project goal

$282.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.24

1 Donor

-$151.41

Donations toward project cost

-$136.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$121.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.07

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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