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Ms. Larson from Forestburg SD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Binding Young Authors' Dreams

Help me give my students a book binding machine along with binding supplies!

  • $282 goal

This project expired on September 18, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember first grade? What special activities do you still recall today? Did you dream about writing and illustrating your very own books? My first graders long to be REAL authors and illustrators!

My creative, energetic, and hard working first graders love to write, but they lack the necessary tools to make their own realistic books.

They love to draw and write about their life experiences, favorite things, and more. And...they cannot wait to share their writing with others!

My Project

All too often, my young writers bring me treasured stories and dream of creating their own book. However, our book binding options are limited, and my students are left wishing they could make a real book.

With this binding machine and accessories, my young authors will be able to write, illustrate, and publish REAL books!

Students will bind both individual and class books. Then, students will be able to share their very own books with their classmates, parents, and others. As students continue to write, illustrate, and publish their own books, they will grow as writers and develop a love of writing!

Ms. Larson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fellowes Binding Machine Quasar+ Comb Binding (5227201) • Amazon Business $159.00 1 $159.00
Fellowes 52383 Plastic Comb Bindings, 1" Diameter, 200 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 10 Combs) (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Fellowes 52326 Plastic Comb Bindings, 1/2" Diameter, 90 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Fellowes 52327 Plastic Comb Bindings, 5/8" Diameter, 120 Sheet Capacity, Black (Pack of 100 Combs) • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25

Materials cost

$195.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$239.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.19

Total project goal

$281.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$281.26

4 Donors

-$214.99

Donations toward project cost

-$182.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.24

Matching donations from our partners

-$66.27

Match offers toward project cost

-$56.33

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.94

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$0.00

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