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Ms. L. from Tempe AZ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Better Brains with Binders

My students need notebooks, dividers, and pouches to keep their daily work organized.

  • $326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We are a high school, special ed class in a 109-year-old high school that services those with low-income and Title I needs. Our class consists of incredible students with a wide range of abilities from autism to speech language impairments and cognitive delays.

Caring, enthusiastic, energetic, and curious are just a few words that describe my incredible students.

Every day is a new adventure when we enter our doors. We have quite an assortment of interests and skills and we like to see how many different ways we can incorporate them into our daily lives.

My Project

My project is simple. Binders, dividers, and pouches. As a teacher I strive to teach my students good study habits. This process starts with establishing routines within the first few days of entering a classroom and continues throughout the year.

Our daily routines are important to us and staying organized is a challenge.These materials will help us organize our daily work.

By using binders and dividers, we will be able to keep our papers organized in one place and keep our work space neat and tidy. Our binders will help us to know which work needs to be done immediately, finished, or kept as a reference for future assignments. The pouches will be used to contain pens, pencils, highlighters, and other tools needed for taking notes. In addition, they will be used to contain other small items used daily such as class “money” and activity pieces. My goal, as their teacher, is to teach my students academic skills as well as life skills such as organization and responsibility and these items would play an integral part.

Ms. L.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson Jones 1-1/2 Inch 3 Ring Binders, Basic Round Ring View Binders, White, 12 Pack (W362-34WPK) • Amazon Business $35.49 2 $70.98
Avery Big Tab Write & Erase Dividers, 8-Tab Set, Multicolor, Multi Pack of 6 Sets (23079) • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Md trade 24pcs 7-1/2 x 4inches Clear Color Waterproof PVC Plastic Soft Zipper Invoice pouches Bill Bag Pencil Pouch Pen Bag (Random Color) • Amazon Business $19.58 2 $39.16
Pencil Bag with Zipper for Kids & Adults by Boona|3 Ring Binder Pouch for Fountain Pens|2 Compartments & Mesh Window|Canvas Organizer|Art Marker & Crayon Carrying Pouch|Washable (4 Pack of 6 colors) • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
EOOUT 16pcs Plastic Poly Zip Envelope File Folder Bags,Letter Size,7 Color • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
JPSOR 16pcs 7 Color Poly Zip Envelope File Bag Bill Bag Pencil Case, 9"x 4.7" (Multi-Color) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Avery Snap-In Plastic Bookmark Dividers, 5 Tabs, 1 Set, Assorted Designs (24909) • Amazon Business $3.79 2 $7.58

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