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Mrs. Morden from Ferndale MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

AVID: Organizing and Collaborating For College Readiness

Help me give my students the essential items for organizing their AVID College and Career Readiness Binder as well the tools they will use for effective collaboration.

  • $1,292 goal

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My Students

My students are interested in college or continuing their education beyond high school. Many of them will be first-generation college students and they receive free or reduced lunch. One of the obstacles that my students will need to overcome is developing a set of skills that will help them be prepared for college.

I work with students who struggle to stay organized and need to develop their collaboration skills.

They also need support with writing, reading, and inquiry. A focus in these areas will help them to be college and career ready!

My Project

My students will be building their foundation for college and career readiness by being enrolled in my AVID elective class. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID, a national program, uses research-based methods to prepare students for enrollment in honors, Advanced Placement (AP) and college classes. The basis for this innovative class is showing students how to organize, write detailed notes, ask deep questions and collaborate.

Students will gain a level of confidence when they have learned how to maintain an organized binder, set goals, plan, write notes and participate in class discussions.

It is this confidence that will help them to advocate for themselves and be leaders in our school. This shift with a core group of students has the capacity to impact the entire school population.

Mrs. Morden
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Case-It 2-Inch Ring Zipper Binder, Blue • Amazon Business $88.36 2 $176.72
Case-It 2-Inch 3-Ring Zipper Binder, Black • Amazon Business $87.94 2 $175.88
FFL 8X10 - CLASSIC MIDDLE MATRIX STUDENT PLANNER 1920 - PACK OF 30 - US • School Specialty $59.99 2 $119.98
Avery 8-Tab Binder Dividers, Write & Erase Multicolor Big Tabs, 6 Sets, School Binder Organizers (23079) - 73079 • Amazon Business $10.95 10 $109.50
BOARD DRY ERASE 16X22 WHITE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $9.01 12 $108.12
4 Pack 2 Inch 3 Ring Binders, Rugged Design for Home, Office, and School, Designed for of 8.5 Inch x 11 Inch Paper, Purple, White, Aqua Blue, Pink, 4 Binder Assorted Pack, Made in USA • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
4 Pack 2 Inch 3 Ring Binders, Rugged Design for Home, Office, and School, Designed for of 8.5 Inch x 11 Inch Paper, Black, Navy, Red, Green, 4 Binder Assorted Pack, Made in USA • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack (804-24) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
FFL 8X10 - ESSENTIAL ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE MATRIX 1920 - US • School Specialty $1.63 20 $32.60
FFL 8X10 - CLASSIC MIDDLE MATRIX STUDENT PLANNER 1920 - PACK OF 15 - US • School Specialty $29.99 1 $29.99
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), 4 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is Perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $29.70 1 $29.70
AmazonBasics D-Ring Binder - 2 Inch, White, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $14.36 2 $28.72
AmazonBasics Dry-Erase Whiteboard Eraser - 8-Pack • Amazon Business $10.65 2 $21.30

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