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Ms. Grandfield from New Haven CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Binders, Folders, and Dividers Oh My!

Help me give my students the tools to read, write, and succeed in English

  • $267 goal

This project expired on April 19, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a magnet high school in New Haven, CT, that serves the city, as well as the suburbs surrounding it. Our students choose to come to our school to study either business or allied health. All students qualify for free lunch and often receive fee waivers for standardized testing.

Our students are some of the most interesting and driven kids you will ever meet.

Many travel over an hour to attend our school and take advantage of the opportunities we offer.

My Project

Engaging my students has always been at the top of my teaching list; however it isn't always easy. Simple things like having a binder have not been a priority. Students feel like school and English aren't relevant; thus, they do not always participate in class or in school itself. I'm hoping 2019 can be a new start to get my students feeling like school is necessary and a place to succeed, where they can be engaged in their own learning and preparing for the future. As we move into the new year, we are going to read a play and implement some new reading and writing strategies.

Organization of materials will be the first step to getting students to feel more engaged and be successful for the second half of the year.

The binders, dividers, and folders will be used to house annotations, notes, vocabulary, and the play itself. We will be trying new annotation techniques and students having the binders and folders will help them become more interested in the reading and feel successful that they can understand the play and write persuasive, strong argument essays.

Preparation and getting brand new school supplies mid year will make them feel engaged, important, and valued.

Ms. Grandfield
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Standard View Binder with D-Rings, White, 220 Sheet Capacity, 1" Ring • Staples Advantage $2.72 50 $136.00
Oxford Recycled Slash Pocket Project Folders, 3-Hole Punched, Blue, 25/Box • Staples Advantage $18.99 2 $37.98
Staples Insertable Reference Dividers, 8-Tab, Multicolor, 8 1/2" x 11" • Staples Advantage $1.99 10 $19.90

Materials cost

$193.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$226.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.02

Total project goal

$266.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$266.81

1 Donor

-$53.36

Donations toward project cost

-$45.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.00

match offer

-$213.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$181.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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