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Mrs. Redford from Gardena CA is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Binding Machine for Young Authors!

Help me give my students a book binding machine and binding combs so that my students can become published authors, create journals, and other quality projects.

  • $440 goal

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My Students

I am more than pleased to introduce you to my energetic kindergarten students. My students are learning both Spanish and English in our Dual Language program. They are inquisitive, playful, and willing to make mistakes in order to grow. They come from hardworking families. Our school is a Title I school located in Gardena, California. All students qualify for free breakfast and lunch, and most depend and appreciate these meals.

We are a team, a school family!

Just like any family, we look out for each other and encourage one another. The desire for my students to do well is a goal that is shared throughout our school and community.

My Project

My students are creative and love to write! A book binding machine in our classroom will equip them with the tools to create their own published books. A book that is created is treasured! These books will help my students build a sense of pride and increase their self confidence as they see their work turn into an actual book. This book binding machine will not only be used to create "treasures”, but used for binding journals for Social Studies, Science, ELD, and more.

My students confidently communicate with a pencil or their drawings.

I am very proud of their growth. I love to see them share and talk about their stories and being able to bind their writing into a book will make them feel like real authors with a complete book, a treasure.

Please help us to make my students authors and illustrators.

Mrs. Redford
Grades PreK-2

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S25A Coilbind Coil Punch & Binding Machine - with Electric Coil Inserter - Professionally Bind Presentations and Documents - Free Crimper Free Box of 100 Plastic coils • Amazon Business $279.90 1 $279.90
CFS Products 10-mm (3/8") Binding Coils - Coil10 - Pre-Sized to fit Letter Sized Paper - 4:1 Pitch (4 Holes per inch) - 12" Long - Compatible with GBC, Trubind, Fellows Binding Machines - 100 Per Box • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Swingline GBC Binding Spines / Spirals / Coils, 1/2" Diameter, 85 Sheet Capacity, ProClick, Black, 25 Pack (25156600) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95

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