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Mrs. O'Connor from Philadelphia PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sorry About the Mess, But We Are Learning in Here!

Help me give my students the paper they need to create extensions of their learning!

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in a poor, underprivileged section of the city. They do not have a lot of opportunities outside of school, so we, as a staff, work very hard to ensure we give them everything we possibly can while they are with us. While some students do not come to school with the necessary supplies they need to be successful, we never let them feel unworthy of what they need and deserve. Every student knows we have high expectations of them, and that we want them to always try their best. My first graders surprise me every day with their energy, willingness to try their best and take risks, how they are learning to be good friends, and learning to accept responsibility for their decisions.

My Project

There is so much learning to do in first grade! But how do you make it meaningful? The students need to make connections with what they are learning. Sometimes those are connections they verbalize, other times they are connections to make through art and creativity!

As a teacher of first graders, I can not imagine learning the life cycle of an apple tree without cutting out red construction paper apples and brown trees.

I could not read a book about spiders and bats without allowing them to cut out their own and label the parts. I can not dream of a Valentine's Day celebration without pink hearts and messages of friendship. These are the fun extensions of a lesson that students remember! These are the projects that we display in the hallway to show off what we've been learning. They are the cute creations that the students take home to their parents. But, you can not create without construction paper. This is not a material supplied to classrooms.

Mrs. O'Connor
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon Riverside Groundwood Construction Paper, Lilac, 18"(H) x 12"(W), 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $6.89 2 $13.78
Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper, 12" x 18, Bright Assorted Colors, 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $6.79 2 $13.58
Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper 18" x 12", Sky Blue, 50 Sheets (103048) • Staples Advantage $5.79 2 $11.58
Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper, 12" x 18", Holiday Green, 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper 18" x 12", Festive Green, 50 Sheets (103038) • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper, 12" x 18",Dark Brown, 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper, 12" x 18", Royal Blue, 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper, 12" x 18", Holiday Red, 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper 18" x 12", Orange, 50 Sheets (103034) • Staples Advantage $5.49 2 $10.98
Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper, 12" x 18", Shocking Pink, 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $4.69 2 $9.38
SunWorks 12" x 18" Construction Paper, Brown, 50 Sheets/Pack (6707) • Staples Advantage $3.79 2 $7.58
Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper, 12" x 18", Purple, 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $3.73 2 $7.46
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 58 lbs., Light Brown, 12" x 18", 50 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.69 2 $7.38
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 58 lbs, Bright Blue, 12" x 18", 50 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.55 2 $7.10
Tru-Ray Sulphite Construction Paper, 12" x 18", Festive Red, 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $3.25 2 $6.50
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 58 lbs., Turquoise, 12" x 18", 50 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.99 2 $5.98
SunWorks 12" x 18" Construction Paper, Pink, 50 Sheets/Pack (7007) • Staples Advantage $2.99 2 $5.98
SunWorks 12"W x 18"L Construction Paper, Dark Blue, 50/Pack (7307) • Staples Advantage $2.99 2 $5.98
SunWorks 12"W x 18"L Construction Paper, Holiday Red, 50/Pack (9907) • Staples Advantage $2.99 2 $5.98
SunWorks 12"W x 18"L Construction Paper, Black, 50/Pack (6307) • Staples Advantage $2.99 2 $5.98
Riverside Groundwood Construction Paper, 12" x 18", Gray, 50 Sheets • Staples Advantage $2.81 2 $5.62
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 58 lbs., Scarlet, 12" x 18", 50 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.59 2 $5.18
SunWorks 12"W x 18"L Construction Paper, White, 50/Pack (9207) • Staples Advantage $2.55 2 $5.10
SunWorks 12"W x 18"L Construction Paper, Orange, 50/Pack (6607) • Staples Advantage $2.42 2 $4.84
SunWorks 12"W x 18"L Construction Paper, Yellow, 50/Pack (8407) • Staples Advantage $2.26 2 $4.52
SunWorks 12"W x 18"L Construction Paper, Holiday Green, 50/Pack (8007) • Staples Advantage $2.25 2 $4.50

Materials cost

$209.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$243.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.89

Total project goal

$285.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.92

2 Donors

-$102.00

Donations toward project cost

-$86.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.30

match offer

-$183.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$156.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.59

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$0.00

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