You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mrs. Tracey from Danbury CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transforming the Way We Do Math

My students need geometry tools, colored pencils and mechanical pencils to make our geometry unit more fun!

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 8th-grade cluster is made up of students from a wide variety of backgrounds. In my district close to 60% of students receive free or reduced lunch, this means that many do not have the basic supplies that we take for granted.

Like all 8th graders, my kids love to create and explore.

They are most invested in their own learning when they have a hand in creating the assignment.

Connecting math, science and art is so important and helps kids explore the concepts on a deeper level.

My Project

Teaching geometry is always a lot of fun. The kids get to explore the shapes while learning about transformations, reflections and rotations.

Of course everything is easier with the right tools!

For my students those tools include protractors, rulers, compasses and tracing paper. I like to make sure these tools are always available to the students both in class and during homeroom.

I work hard to set up a student centered classroom, where the students are provided with a variety of resources to use at all times. Unlike the more traditional classroom, the students decide which tool they want to use. So, for example, if they are doing a 90 degree rotation, they can use a protractor, tracing paper or grid. Unfortunately, without access to the tools, the students have a limited choice.

I have also included colored pencils in this project. The colored pencils will be a valuable resource when the student's create tessellations and when writing notes in their journals. Finally, as a math teacher, one can never have enough pencils. Having extra pencils in the class ultimately means that my students' work is neater and easier to read because they can quickly fix any mistakes they make as they go without cross-outs and scribbles.

Mrs. Tracey
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Tracey is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RULER FLEXIBLE 12 INCH - SCHOOL SMART - 36 PER PACK • School Specialty $19.09 1 $19.09
COMPASS SHORT POINT PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $6.60 2 $13.20
PROTRACTOR CLEAR PLASTIC 6'' PK/12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.62 5 $13.10
PENCIL CRAYOLA COLORED FULL SIZE PK/12 • School Specialty $1.54 7 $10.78
PENCIL MECHANICAL 0.9MM SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $10.57 1 $10.57
BOX UTILITY - SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $9.93 1 $9.93
PROTRACTOR CLR PLSTC 4 SCHOOL SMRT P/12 • School Specialty $1.63 5 $8.15
RULER FLEXIBLE 6'' - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.40 20 $8.00
PAPER TRACING SAX 11X14 PAD 50 SHEETS • School Specialty $4.25 1 $4.25
PAPER TRACING MEDIUM WEIGHT 25 POUND 9X12 • School Specialty $3.68 1 $3.68

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Danbury","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2583315],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3198424,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":110,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Tracey","authorIds":{"2583315":{"owner":"Mrs. Tracey","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3198424],"proposalHash":"-1740526676","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20494404,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":96,"proposalURL":"project/incentives-to-reward-us-during-distance/5334113/","proposalTitle":"Incentives To Reward Us During Distance Learning","proposalId":5334113},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjY5NDUwNA==","Mjk1NjkxMA==","NTI1MzYxMw==","MjU4MzMxNQ==","NTMyNTUxMg=="],"teacherId":2583315,"schoolCounty":"Fairfield","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}