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Mrs. I. from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Spring Care Packages

Help me give my students priority mail padded envelopes, watercolors, and canvas panels to create care packages with books, art supplies, and snacks.

  • $716 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fourth graders are creative, enthusiastic learners, and they love to think outside of the box! Instead of wrapping up our geography unit with a test, for example, we created 3D maps of our beloved state, painted, labeled, and added unique and personal touches that illustrated all we'd learned about maps, landforms, and Texas regions. We concluded our poetry unit by hosting a "poetry cafe," complete with "coffee" (hot cocoa) and rich literature read out loud by our student writers.

My Project

The best thing I've done for my virtual students this year is mail home care packages with books, stickers, snacks, and school supplies. These gifts have improved their mood and strengthened our connection - it's tangible proof that their teacher cares about and thinks about them. Given that many of my virtual kids haven't been in school for over a year and have limited interaction with people outside of their home, I recognize that it's so important to offer them novel learning opportunities to keep their engagement up and improve their mental health.

In this project, I'm requesting prepaid priority mailing envelopes, watercolors, and canvases for spring care packages.

The kids will create a literacy/art project at the culmination of our reading unit. Since most of my students are virtual, I'll mail them the canvases and watercolors in the priority mailing envelopes so that they can participate from home. After reading "Front Desk," a novel that gently tackles immigration, poverty, and third culture kid issues, the kids will reflect on these themes and then create an art piece - art engagement alleviates anxiety, depression and stress and will improve their mental and emotional health.

Mrs. I.
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 46 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Priority Mail Forever Prepaid Flat Rate Padded Envelope - PPEP14PE • USPS $8.55 50 $427.50
36 Set Watercolor Paint Pack with Quality Wood Brushes 8 Colors Washable Water Colors Perfect for Kids Adults Parties Students Classroom Bulk by Color Swell • Amazon Business $38.99 2 $77.98
conda Artist Canvas Panels 9 x 12 inch, 12 Pack, Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Board for Painting & Oil • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96

Materials cost

$569.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$607.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.29

Total project goal

$715.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$715.27

2 Donors

-$342.20

Donations toward project cost

-$317.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.08

match offer

-$342.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$290.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.88

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$0.00

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