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Mrs. Overton from Denver CO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Materials for Making Magnificent Books

My students need paper, markers, sheet protectors and other items to create books that will be used my classroom for Free Reading!

  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a middle school located in a diverse, urban neighborhood. The building was built in the early 1900's, and the striking architecture and woodwork make the school a beautiful place to work. I am lucky to work with colleagues and students who enjoy coming to school each day.

My Spanish classroom is a place where the majority of my students are learning to creatively express themselves in their second language.

Others are developing academic language and furthering their skills in their first language. My students are scholars who have a passion for learning and creating. They are constantly striving to communicate more fluently and understand what it takes to build this ability.

My Project

Each year, my students create their own "books" with a folder for a book jacket and plastic sheet protectors to safeguard the pages. For this activity, they use a variety of stories in Spanish. Many of the stories are ones that we have previously created as a class. To make their books, students use construction paper, markers, glue, and other supplies.

While making the books is an important part of the process, the best part is that these books then become part of my classroom library for years to come!

Students love to read the books made by their friends, siblings, and students from other grade levels. The reason these books are ideal for my library is because they are level-appropriate and compelling!

Mrs. Overton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Classpack Washable Markers, Broad Point, Assorted Colors, 200/Box • Quill.com $95.62 1 $95.62
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter Size, 3 mil, 100 Pouches/Pack (TP3854-100) • Quill.com $34.99 1 $34.99
Musgrave Incentive Pencils, Happy Face • Quill.com $4.33 7 $30.31
Quill Brand Top-Loading Sheet Protectors Clear, 2.8 Mil, 200 Per Box • Quill.com $22.09 1 $22.09
Elmer's Glue Sticks, All-Purpose, 30/Pack • Quill.com $16.57 1 $16.57
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Lemon Yellow, 500 Sheets • Quill.com $13.08 1 $13.08
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Blue, 500 Sheets • Quill.com $13.08 1 $13.08
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Green, 500 Sheets • Quill.com $13.08 1 $13.08
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Pink, 500 Sheets • Quill.com $13.08 1 $13.08
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Orange, 500 Sheets • Quill.com $13.08 1 $13.08
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Red, 500 Sheets • Quill.com $13.08 1 $13.08

Materials cost

$278.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$330.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.24

Total project goal

$388.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$388.27

7 Donors

-$193.70

Donations toward project cost

-$165.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.30

match offer

-$193.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$164.63

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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