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  • $494 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Harbert
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Paper Presser Petitioned So Books Can Be Perused

My students need a paper press to flatten art works & learn about paper-making, leaving books to be read and not used to flatten finished projects.

My Students

I teach at a community charter school in an urban area of Cleveland, Ohio. The students here are hungry to learn new things in art class from art history to art techniques. They immensely enjoy using art materials. Some use art supplies rarely or never at home. I love to bring new experiences and engage my students in art.

What I want most for my students is to develop a deep appreciation or better yet, love of art.

I display art often to create a sense of pride in the students' work. My students love to paint which can warp paper projects. To ensure that the art work is presentable I flatten the paper with stacks of books that are usually on my shelf for the students to read if they get done early with their projects. The books take a while to flatten all of the students' work, so my students are left being unable to access most of the books in my room. A paper presser would be very useful for our classroom, helping both students' work to look professional and leaving our books to be accessible on the shelves to further explore their creativity.

My Project

This paper press will help students' art work look professional & teach them about workmanship. I often organize events like art nights or art shows to display student work. I also display work in the hallways and in the art classroom. The paper press will teach them to take pride in their creation and in themselves. With a paper press, we can also make paper in the classroom and learn about the history of paper-making. We could create our own books which would foster their literacy skills. Most importantly, the students will be able to explore their creativity with the art books that should be on the shelf for them to choose from if they get done with a project early instead of only being used to flatten paper.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Arnold Grummers Paper and Book Press • Nasco $349.56 1 $349.56

Materials cost

$349.56

Vendor shipping charges

$34.96

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$419.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.08

Total project goal

$493.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$493.84

1 Donor

-$246.92

Donations toward project cost

-$209.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.04

match offer

-$246.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$209.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation and one other donor.

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