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Mrs. Washington from Arlington VA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expressing Our Understanding in Color

My students need 10 packs of color paper to use as a cover page on their foldables for each of the 12 chapters of our text.

  • $202 goal

This project expired on November 17, 2013.

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My Students

Do you remember looking through your math notes and not knowing which sections to study for the upcoming test? Using the foldable graphic organizers help in identifying key concepts at a glance. The colored paper helps identify the difference between one chapter and the next.

I teach eighth grade mathematics to a group of vibrant young individuals in a public school.

We have a diverse population in both culture and socio-economic levels. Our students come from working class households with varying parental involvement. I cannot expect all students to bring colored paper to class as a part of the class supplies. I try to provide students with colored paper, makers, colored pencils, and scissors.

My Project

I am requesting 10 packs of colored paper to use as a cover page on their foldables for each of the 12 chapters of our text. Students often take notes by writing exactly what they see on the board and never review those notes again. Students view notes as words on paper that are no different from day to day. I have observed students studying their notes and have noticed many flaws. Some students' notes are incomplete. Some students are overwhelmed with the number of pages and give up before trying. Using graphic organizers like foldables allow students the ability to: 1) quickly organize notes; 2) arrange notes and information in a way that is easier for students to grasp the concepts; 3) provide a multitude of creative formats where students can present their work; 4) incorporate the skills of comparing and contrasting peer work; 5) provide students with a sense of ownership within the mathematics curriculum.

The colored paper will be used to differentiate the different types of foldables for the different concepts.

Plain white paper for all notes becomes boring after two chapters of note taking. The vibrant colors will capture their interest and complement their vibrant personalities.

Mrs. Washington
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper Assorted Pack • $10.79 3 $32.37
Wausau 24-Lb. Astrobrights Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Planetary Purple • $15.29 2 $30.58
Wausau 24-Lb. Astrobrights Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Terra Green • $15.29 1 $15.29
Wausau 24-Lb. Astrobrights Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Re-Entry Red • $15.29 1 $15.29
Wausau 24-lb. Astrobrights Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Solar Yellow • $15.29 1 $15.29
Wausau 24-Lb. Astrobrights Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Cosmic Orange • $15.29 1 $15.29
Wausau 24-lb. Astrobrights Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Lunar Blue • $15.29 1 $15.29

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