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Mrs. Perez from Laredo TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bounding Our Way to a Binding Machine

Help me give my students a binding machine. A binding machine will benefit my students by keeping their journals intact. Having the journal binded will prevent them from getting ruined and it'll keep them organized.

  • $561 goal

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My Students

I have 22 kindergartners in my classroom. The majority of my classroom are Hispanic and are of low socioeconomic. Ninety-nine percent of our school are minority and low socioeconomic as well. The school that I work at is one of the oldest schools in our community. Every day, my students come to class ready and eager to learn. Most of my students are Spanish speakers but they are ecstatic to learn a new language. At the end of the day, my students leave the class learning something new and it makes me feel like I accomplished my job.

My Project

The use of journals is a daily activity in our classroom. The only asset teachers have to combine the student's journals is a stapler which presents several disadvantages for the project. Disadvantages include but are not limited to journals falling apart, papers getting frayed and torn, and the use of multiple staples to best secure the children's journals. The journals are essential to the children's developmental skills of writing and record-keeping. It also serves as a tool for self-expression for the child in these already stressful times that we live in. The child can express their thoughts on certain topics given and, they can enhance their imagination and communication skills in their journals. The journals also give the student a sense of personalization or accomplishment. Throughout the school year, they write down their words and ideas in the makeshift journals we create. At the end of the school year, they know that the journal is theirs and theirs alone.

The use of a binding machine would drastically increase the appearance and professionalism of the children's journals.

As a teacher with over 20 years of experience, I know that the children would have more of a sense of pride in the creation of the journals. It would give them the feeling of publishing a book. Their journal would last for many years to come and would allow them to reflect on their first written project.

Mrs. Perez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 22 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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
HOUYEE 100 Pack,Plastic Spiral Binding Coils, 12mm(1/2"),90 Sheet Capacity,4:1 Pitch, Black Binding Coils • Amazon Business $14.35 10 $143.50
EK Tools Circle Punch, 1.50-Inch, New Package • Amazon Business $16.72 1 $16.72

Materials cost

$440.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.13

Total project goal

$560.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.85

10 Donors

-$433.34

Donations toward project cost

-$391.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.53

match offer

-$99.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.61

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$0.00

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