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Mrs. Johnson from Mishawaka IN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dream House

Help me give my students the materials needed for a STEAM project. They will need foam board, paint, and paintbrushes.

  • $340 goal

This project expired on March 28, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has students who come from low-income homes. We love to see the students engaged in their education as we complete hands-on activities in all areas of learning.

Each of our students is unique!

We have a wide range of knowledge within one classroom. This can be difficult at times to help reach each students' goal on a daily basis. We work hard!

When my students are able to use their creativity it sparks interest in their learning through engagement!

My Project

My students will complete an integrated hands on project in Math when they learn area and perimeter. Students will take many steps in creating their Dream House and eventually build it! First they will draw it on graph paper and decide if they want a one story or two story house. Next they will calculate the area and perimeter of each room. This information will help them figure out the cost of paint and flooring. Then they will design the backyard and front yard.

My students enjoy this project every year and enjoy creating something for them.

In the end they present it to their peers.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmer's Foam Poster Board, 20" x 30", White, 10/Carton (900802) • Staples Advantage $27.61 6 $165.66
Color Splash 32 oz. Acrylic Paints, Yellow • Staples Advantage $21.89 2 $43.78
Color Splash 8 oz. Fluorescent Acrylic Paint • Staples Advantage $25.19 1 $25.19
Chenille Kraft Creativity Street Stubby Plastic Handle Paint Brushes, Flat, 10/Pack (PAC5184) • Staples Advantage $10.19 2 $20.38

Materials cost

$255.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$288.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.97

Total project goal

$339.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$339.81

5 Donors

-$225.00

Donations toward project cost

-$201.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

match offer

-$103.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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