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Ms. Siegel from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bound to Succeed

My students need individual bound portfolio folders to display their work in an organized and meaningful format.

  • $379 goal

This project expired on February 19, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are lacking in organizational skills and the ability to reflect on past assignments. Reflection is imperative in order for students to make changes and improve their work habits. Routine use of these portfolios will allow students to take pride in their work.

I teach eighth graders in a high need community.

They are often struggling with issues outside of school and many of them lack adequate resources. At this age, students are in the midst of transitioning between middle school and high school; they are still treated as young children, but they are entering adolescence. I am actively preparing my students with the skills they need for greater independence and success in high school and college, while also trying to increase the level of professionalism in the classroom.

My Project

These portfolios will be designed to mirror the school grading policy, sorting student work into categories on which they are graded. Allowing students to take ownership, organize and reflect upon their portfolios will foster a sense of independence and self direction. This portfolio will be designed to showcase the students' best works, allowing them to take pride in their accomplishments.

Self reflection is crucial at this age and point in the learning process.

Having portfolios like this forces self reflection, allowing students to identify their own strengths and weaknesses, which lays the foundation needed for academic growth and meaningful learning. Your help will ensure that my students are being supported in this transitional period of their lives, by assisting their development of basic life skills which will greatly impact their future educational experiences.

Ms. Siegel
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
8 POCKET PROJECT ORGANIZER -- Esselte 8-Pocket Project Organizer • Quill $3.50 80 $280.00

Materials cost

$280.00

Vendor shipping charges

$2.80

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$322.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.82

Total project goal

$378.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$378.82

3 Donors

-$189.41

Donations toward project cost

-$161.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.41

match offer

-$189.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$161.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.41

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$0.00

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