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Mrs. Maceo from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make It Fun and Colorful!

My students need colored paper so that we can make note cards and items for study and review.

  • $164 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a U.S. History teacher in a very diverse community in the Houston area. I have students that are from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. Many of my students are either immigrants or first generation Americans. I teach advanced classes, so many of my students are motivated to learn, but sometimes have cultural differences or gaps that make learning U.S. History a little bit difficult. Additionally, this is a Title I school, so lack of money can be an issue as well.

My Project

Did you know that not only can colors affect your mood, they can also affect your ability to learn? I would like to allow my students the opportunity to create study notes on brightly colored paper to keep them interested in studying.

Lively colors will bring my student's notes alive and keep everything from being boring and white!

The use of yellow can create a positive and feeling and maintain attention, orange can increase alertness, red can create excitement and blue can calm you down. These are all emotions that can help a student learn better. Studying isn't always fun, but with colored paper my students are not likely to lose their notes, and lets be honest, that is one of the first steps to being successful!

Mrs. Maceo
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER ASTROBRIGHTS 5-COLOR BRIGHT ASST 24LB 8.5X11 PACK OF 500 • School Specialty $11.35 3 $34.05
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $31.56 1 $31.56
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $12.64 2 $25.28
PAPER 8.5X11 BRIGHT ORANGE COPY 20# EXACTBRT REAM • School Specialty $11.71 1 $11.71

Materials cost

$102.60

Vendor shipping charges

$4.58

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$138.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.48

Total project goal

$163.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$163.20

1 Donor

-$106.60

Donations toward project cost

-$90.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.99

match offer

-$56.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$48.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.49

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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