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Ms. Frazier from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Paper Doesn't Grow on Trees!

Help me give my students enough paper and ink so they can visualize better.

  • $317 goal

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My Students

My students are middle school English language learners, mostly from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. They have varying degrees of motivation in academics and I'm looking for ways to "hook" kids who aren't interested or engaged.

To support me in this, I would like copy paper and toner for my color printer.

The school district gave us a box of paper at the beginning of the year, but we have no color printers, and the ones we do have are so worn out that there are streaks all over the paper. It is hard to read even for me, and I have 6th graders on a kindergarten reading level.

Some of my students seem to have diagnosed dyslexia. Operating on my own research I found that printing words using different colors to show consonant and vowel blends can make it easier for those students to read. However this is not possible without ink for my home printer. Making flashcards with different colored markers is extremely time consuming. With the kids making their own, I've gone through about 250 index cards in only a few weeks.

Please help me streamline operations to support my students!

My Project

Right now I'm making posters with lyrics to the song We Shall Not Be Moved. Under the line "Like a tree planted by the water", I printed color pictures of "tree", "planted" and "water" under those words to help my 6th graders learn them. In addition they will be able to make their own flashcards with clear, colored pictures if I receive enough ink and paper to do this from my personal printer. Up until now I have been using the school black & white printers. They are basically breaking down and the district will not lease us another. Please help us.

Ms. Frazier
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hammermill Great White 30 Recycled Copy Paper, 8 1/2 x 11, White, 2500/Carton (067780) • $100.79 1 $100.79
Oxford Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards 3x5, 100/Pack • $2.69 25 $67.25
HP 63 Black/Color Ink Cartridges, LOR46AN#140, 2/Pack • $41.39 1 $41.39
HP 63 Tri-Color Ink Cartridge, F6U61AN#140 • $26.09 1 $26.09

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