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Ms. Freer from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Binding It All Together

My students need a binding machine and supplies to help hold their work together.

  • $159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I work with an amazing group of students from an amazing neighborhood. Most of my students are coming from homes that speak primarily Spanish. They love coming to school, and both my students and their families care about their education. In addition my students have special needs and often need extra support with reading, writing, and math. Simple tasks can be challenging and frustrating, but they teach me on a daily basis about perseverance and what it means to give it your all!

My Project

Rarely in urban classrooms do we get actually workbooks for our students to use. Instead, teachers make copies of all of the assignments that their students need to complete. This results in lots of loose papers kept in different places, often unorganized, and many times these papers end up getting lost.

While I cannot give my students official workbooks, this will allow them to have their materials in an organized way, preventing papers from getting torn or lost.

I would love to be able to create writing journals for my students that actually hold their papers all together in an organized way, instead of having to worry about papers getting pulled out of a stapled pack or falling out of their folders. These materials would allow me to create books for students to use for math review, reading comprehension practice, and daily writing.

Right now, my students keep their papers in cubbies, but they often get shoved in, around other materials, which results in them being crumpled in the back, ripped and torn. By binding their materials, I would be able to keep all of their papers in order, kept in a nice organized manor, and keep from having to make additional copies when papers get lost.

Ms. Freer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marigold 19-hole Letter Size Comb Ring Binding Machine Paper Punch Book Binder with Starter Kit - 100 1/4" Black Comb Binding Spines for Office Document Report (Uni-10) • Amazon Business $60.73 1 $60.73
Fellowes Crystals Clear PVC Binding Covers, Letter, 200 Pack (5204303) • Amazon Business $26.13 1 $26.13
Fellowes Plastic Comb Binding Spines, 3/8 Inch Diameter, Black, 55 Sheets, 100 Pack (52325) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Fellowes 52326 Plastic Comb Bindings, 1/2" Diameter, 90 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61

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