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Mrs. Cumbee from Shallotte NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Author's Showcase & Publishing House

Help me give my students the tools they need to create their own professional booklets on their most important writings. They will use the spiral punch machine as well as the rings to cement their work.

  • $408 goal

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My Students

Our students are the minds of the future. Furthermore, they come to us from many different backgrounds and needs. Our school is a Title I school with many children who have additional needs outside the classroom. They come to school eager to learn and are ready for any new challenge.

Our students are energetic and ready for a challenge.

Some students come from families that prepare them with a college ready mindset in academics and some students need extra support to get them prepared and excited about future opportunities. Regardless of their families and backgrounds, I love the daily challenge to motivate and inspire them to achieve their absolute best!

My Project

Students will use the spiral machine and accessories to collect their most valuable writings from their 5th grade year. We engage the children in a variety of real world writing such as writing to local leaders, local businesses, national groups, letters to current and previous teachers as well as communicating with each other and to document their life.

From letters to the editor, journal entries from a historic hurricane experience, letters to and from their favorite teachers and some of their favorite compositions, children need to feel the value in their written words.

By assembling their best collections, they will have added value in composing work weekly and organizing it for their final product.

Students will not only put forth their best efforts in writing across multiple subjects including science and history, they will also understand the different roles in a business to prepare, print and assemble written documents.

We will conclude our printing and binding events at an end of the year Author's Showcase.

Mrs. Cumbee
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rayson TD-132 Binding Machine Punch 12 Sheets/Bind 120 Sheets with Sturdy Metal Construction • Amazon Business $92.89 1 $92.89
Rayson SR3111BK-10305515 Spiral Binding Ring 11.1mm Black Coil bindings Ring 7/16inch 3:1 Pitch 100/Box • Amazon Business $24.96 2 $49.92
Rayson SR395BK-10305514 Spiral Binding Ring 9.5mm Black Coil bindings Ring 3/8inch 3:1 Pitch 100/Box • Amazon Business $22.89 2 $45.78
Fellowes Binding Presentation Covers, 8mil, Letter, 100 Pack, Clear (52089) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
BNC Leather Texture Paper Binding Presentation Covers 8.75"X11.25" Pack of 100, Black Color • Amazon Business $16.88 2 $33.76
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9" x 11.4", 200-Pack • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Animal 4D and Food 4D Flashcards • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95

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