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Ms. McCarthy from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Paper, Paper, Read All About It!

Help me give my students colored card stock, white card stock, and laminating sheets to print out file folder activities to send home with the students!

  • $178 goal

This project expired on May 7, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in a blended classroom that consists of a diverse crowd of special needs students, English language learners and students from the general education population.

My students range in ages from three to five years old.

As a Special Education teacher, I serve a diverse crowd of students with special needs. The students I serve are mostly African-American and Hispanic. My students come from low socioeconomic circumstances. The parents and community try their best to support these students. These students inspire me to be a better teacher and person and I learn from them daily. The uniqueness each of my students brings to the class is unimaginable.

My Project

One of the most important activities we do in our classroom daily is small groups.

In the small groups the students work on a variety of skills such as fine-motor skills, math skills, literacy skills, and science skills.

My students take great enjoyment in and are now starting to feel more confident with knowing their colors, shapes, letters, and numbers thanks to our small group activities. Within our preschool curriculum, we have many different units. We just finished our "Farm Unit" and "Tree Unit" and now we are starting on our "Clothing Unit." This is the perfect unit to do file folder activities with considering we are also talking about the seasons changing and the different clothes that we need to wear!

I have found cute clothing bingo's, clothing patterning as well as many other fun, hands-on activities for the clothing unit.

The students are allowed to take these file folder activities home with them to work on them with their families! That is why I am requesting a variety of card stock and laminating sheets to make these take-home activities durable, reusable and easy to clean!

Ms. McCarthy
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Cover Stock Paper, 8.5" x 11", 67 lb., Assorted, Sheets/Ream (25496) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.78 3 $23.34
Staples Thermal Pouches, Letter, 100/Pack (17468) • Staples Advantage $21.26 1 $21.26
Scotch TP5854-50 Thermal Laminating Pouches, 5 mil, Letter Size, 50/Pack • Staples Advantage $20.27 1 $20.27
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21003 / 22003) • Staples Advantage $13.77 1 $13.77
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21004/ 22004) • Staples Advantage $13.70 1 $13.70

Materials cost

$119.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.67

Total project goal

$177.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$177.79

1 Donor

-$89.00

Donations toward project cost

-$75.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.35

match offer

-$88.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$75.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.32

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$0.00

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