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Mrs. Buras from Chalmette LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Me Color The Room

Help me give my students vibrant paper to make learning more colorful and exciting for my students.

  • $373 goal

This project expired on April 14, 2019.

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My Students

I teach 26 first grade students at a public school in St. Bernard Parish. Teaching first grade is an extraordinary age because they are eager for every new adventure. I enjoy finding ways to get through to all of my students. My kids are incredibly driven and come from diverse backgrounds; we have many English Language Learners. First graders are like sponges because they take in information on a daily basis. I believe that the best way to help children learn is by making things accessible to them.

I teach at a Title I school in Louisiana where all of the students in our PreK-5 school receive free breakfasts and lunches.

In addition, our school participates in a local community program which allows students to be signed up for weekend non-perishable meals; many students we teach have reported they do not eat full meals when they are not in school.

Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things interesting and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My Project

I would love to make my center stations more exciting, easy to use, and durable for the students in my classroom.

I would be able to print on vibrant colors to display subjects and tasks within a center, as well as laminate and cut the items so they last for all students to use during our center time in class.

By colorizing and laminating materials, students will be able to independently begin center work. By utilizing the lamination pouches, I will be able to be more efficient in creating my centers. Our centers will last well beyond the unit of study aiding students in review and repetition throughout the school year.

Please help me make learning more colorful and exciting for my students.

Mrs. Buras
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Thermal Pouches, Letter, 100/Pack (17468) • Staples Advantage $21.26 3 $63.78
Kleenex Flat Box Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 36/Case • Staples Advantage $55.99 1 $55.99
Staples Copy Paper, 20 Lb., 92 Bright, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 10-Ream Case (135848) • Staples Advantage $39.23 1 $39.23
Command Large Utility Hooks Mega Pack, Large, 14/Pack (17003MPES) • Staples Advantage $25.99 1 $25.99
Command Small Wire Hooks, Clear, 9/Pack (17067CLR-VP) • Staples Advantage $16.19 1 $16.19
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.78 2 $15.56
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Orange, 250/Pack (21108) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Yellow, 250/Pack (21107) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Light Green, 250/Pack (21103) • Staples Advantage $14.49 1 $14.49

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