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Ms. L. from Porter TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Jazzing Up Math With Colorful Learning

Help me give my students colored paper for classroom projects, manipulatives, and foldables.

  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are pioneers! They have chosen to attend an Early College High School. This means they are working toward earning an Associate Degree in addition to their high school diploma at the end of four years. They would be the first generation of their family to attend college!

Most of my students are low-income, at-risk children from populations that are under-represented on college campuses.

However, they are dedicated to achieving their goal and want to make a better lives for themselves and their families through education.

Math is often a stumbling block for students, especially those who are first-generation college students. They often do not have the support they need at home. However, my goal is to work with every student so he/she feels successful and ready for college or for a job. If students can be successful in my class, then they are ready for early college classes. This means these students will realize that they can reach that dream of a college education and be one of the first in their families to graduate.

My Project

White paper is fine if you are making general copies of classroom materials, but sometimes you just need to create things on colored paper! Besides making copies, I like to use paper to make manipulative card matching activities, cut it in different shapes to write reflections on, and fold it to create graphic organizers. When everything is just plain white, it all blends in together and nothing is really memorable. Things in color are always better!

Colored paper helps information stand out, which helps with both creativity and organization!

Using colored paper instead of white paper all the time will add a little excitement to our lessons and activities. I'd like to purchase some reams of colored copy paper in a variety of different colors so we have a many different options for our classroom activities.

Last year was tough with Hurricane Harvey and a lot of change, so we're doing everything we can to make our school have the best learning environment possible!

Ms. L.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Dark Green, 500/Ream (20103) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Fuchsia, 500/Ream (20109) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Purple, 500/Ream (20110) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Staples Brights, 24 lb. Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Teal, 500/Ream (20100) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Staples Brights, 24 lb. Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Blue, 500/Ream (20101) • Staples Advantage $9.28 1 $9.28
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Orange, 500/Ream (20108) • Staples Advantage $9.05 1 $9.05
Staples Brights Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Green, 500/Ream (20105) • Staples Advantage $9.05 1 $9.05
Staples Brights, 24 lb. Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Red, 500/Ream (20104) • Staples Advantage $9.04 1 $9.04
Staples Brights, 24 lb. Colored Paper, 8.5" x 11", Yellow, 500/Ream (20102) • Staples Advantage $9.02 1 $9.02
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Salmon, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.38 1 $5.38
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Lilac, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $5.38 1 $5.38
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Turquoise, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Goldenrod, 500 Sheets/Rm • Staples Advantage $4.65 1 $4.65
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 20 lb., 8 1/2" x 11", Pink, 500 Sheets/Rm (14779) • Staples Advantage $4.65 1 $4.65
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Canary (14787) • Staples Advantage $4.65 1 $4.65
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Green, 500 Sheets/Rm (14781) • Staples Advantage $4.65 1 $4.65
Staples Pastels 30% Recycled Colored Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 20 lb., Blue (14786) • Staples Advantage $4.65 1 $4.65

Materials cost

$136.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.73

Total project goal

$198.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.18

1 Donor

-$33.69

Donations toward project cost

-$33.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$158.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$134.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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