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Mrs. Padgett from Cortland IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expand Creativity in the Classroom

Help me give my students opportunities to expand creativity! These supplies will allow the students to create projects that enhance learning in the classroom.

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fourth grade and have a wonderful group of students this year. It seems like I say that every year! My district has a large percentage of free and reduced lunch totaling 70% of our school.

This limits my students' abilities to experience educational places and technologies.

I am always looking for ways to help my students stay curious. It is my hope that these children never lose their desire to learn.

I hope that you will consider funding our classroom projects so that these students may grow and have the same opportunities as students not living in poverty.

Thank you for any help you can provide for my sweet kids.

My Project

My 4th grade students love to use paper to create projects, crafts, and activities. If you were to visit my classroom, you would see students using hands-on creativity to enhance their learning. Unfortunately, standard copy paper is too thin for many of the projects we like to make. When cardstock (especially in fun colors!) is available, our projects exceed our wildest thoughts!

Cardstock creates lasting projects that are more durable, and allow for extra creative thinking.

When cardstock is available, we have to use it sparingly, and students often have to make adjustments to their ideas due to lack of proper supplies. We will use these supplies to enhance our projects and learning in the classroom. The color selections of paper and markers will allow for added artistic touches, while the laminating sheets will provide a means for preservation of student work.

This project will allow my students to learn and create more freely in the classroom!

Mrs. Padgett
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $13.73 5 $68.65
Astrobrights Mega Collection, Colored Cardstock,"Classic" 5-Color Assortment, 320 Sheets, 65 lb/176 gsm, 8.5" x 11" - MORE SHEETS! (91630) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64

Materials cost

$109.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.92

Total project goal

$166.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.13

2 Donors

-$159.07

Donations toward project cost

-$141.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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