You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $300 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Ellen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Laminate This!

The cost of (5) packages of Laminating Film (from Highsmith, Inc.) is $300, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am a sixth grade teacher at a school in Chicago. I teach in a self-contained classroom and teach all subjects. It can sometimes be overwhelming to try and get everything done, but I manage. In an attempt to work more effectively, I am requesting something that will save a lot of time and energy for all staff members at my school. Our school has a laminating machine (which is great), but we do not have any laminating paper to put in the machine. I would love it if someone would donate a few rolls of laminating paper so we can laminate posters, bookmarks, student's culminating projects, etc. I always go to Kinko's and teacher stores to laminate, but it is just too expensive. Why not use the nice laminating machine we have in our school? We just don't have money in the budget to purchase the laminating paper. If we were to receive this, I would laminate all forty posters I have made this year so I would not have to make them again next year. Sixth grade is a benchmark grade and my room is covered in posters so my children are constantly reminded of how to do math and a review of vocabulary words. I try to leave things hanging up so the children go back and review. You cannot teach something and then move on to the next concept without reviewing every once in a while. I would also laminate white pieces of paper so the children could use it as a dry erase board. They would be able to use a dry erase marker to do a math problem, erase it and move on to the next problem. Students like a variety in materials and learn better with hands-on examples, so using a marker rather than a pencil is always fun and exciting for children. I am passionate about teaching and believe with the right resources and dedication, my children will succeed. The dedication and committment on my end is there, now I just need the resources. Thank you.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Laminating Film, Gloss, 1.5 Mil. • Highsmith Inc. $40.47 5 $202.35

Materials cost

$202.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$246.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.00

Total project goal

$300.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.00

4 Donors

-$287.63

Donations toward project cost

-$246.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[18569],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":36350,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/laminate-this/36350/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":300,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Ellen","authorIds":{"18569":{"owner":"Ms. Ellen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[36350],"proposalHash":"902209190","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":72959,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":18569,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}