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Mrs. Hunter from Columbus OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our Own Books

Help me give my students a thermal bookbinder and binding stapler to create their own books in writers club.

  • $307 goal

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My Students

My school provides opportunities for children from all cultures, areas, and various incomes an opportunity to learn and thrive within the district. Helping to fund my project, you'll become part of a community committed to ensuring that our students make it to and through college.

All of our students receive free meals, over 95% of students are a minority, and just over 15% are special needs students.

A child who attends our school is four times more likely to graduate from college than their peers, and we hope to see that number continue to rise in the coming years.

My Project

During this unusual year of online school, many of my students found writing as a means to express their emotions and the adversity they are facing in their world. Wanting to provide more opportunities to interact with other students, our school began weekly clubs for students.

Writer's club has been a way for students to express their emotions and thoughts in a story form and graphic novel.

Students are given time each week to create using an online graphic novel platform. Some of the current story titles are The New Girl, The Lost Boy, The Worst Christmas Ever, A Weird World, The Covid Monster, and Friends. Students are excited to create and share the stories. I want to give them the opportunity to print and bind their stories together. The binding tools provide students the opportunity to bring to life their stories and share them with others.

Mrs. Hunter
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rayson SH-03 Manual Stapler Heavy Duty Stapler Can Both Saddle and Flat • Amazon Business $105.89 1 $105.89
Yaegoo 110V Thermal Binding Machine 1-50MM Binding Thickness Universal Thermal Binding Machine Infrared Light Detecting Hot Melt Machine Contract Document Invoice Folder • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
Fellowes Binding Thermal Presentation Covers, 1/16 Inch, White, Holds 15 Sheets, 10-Pack (5225101) • Amazon Business $13.20 3 $39.60
Hammermill Printer Paper, 20 lb Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 - 3 Ream (1,500 Sheets) - 92 Bright, Made in the USA • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49

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