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Ms. Khan from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Data Driven Distinction

Help me give my students binders and folders to organize their data so they can track their progress and take ownership of their learning.

  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students absolutely love learning. They walk into the classroom every day eager to dive into a new lesson. They always begin each day striving to do better than the last. They are constantly asking if they can read longer and do more work. Additionally, my students’ parents are extremely supportive and hardworking. They truly want the best for their kids and use our school as a resource.

I teach special education in a resource room with amazing students who come from a low-income neighborhood in Chicago where 98% of the students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Unfortunately, our school cannot meet all of their needs as we do not have the funding to buy the supplies to help them.

My Project

As a special education teacher, I am constantly setting goals for my students based on their current strengths and needs. However, no matter how well a goal is crafted and how much I have thought about a particular students before making his/her goal, in my experience, a student will not make as much progress as I had thought if he/she has not taken ownership of that goal.

As a result, I am a big believer in making sure students understand the goals they are working towards and the progress they are making.

Every week, I meet with students and assess them on their IEP goals and other goals surrounding their academic progress. After the assessment, I review the results with the student, and they graph the results on their goal trackers. By graphing the results, students are able to see a physical representation of their progress and are able to determine where they are and where they need to go. Through this practice, I had found that students are much more motivated to reach their goals and tend to progress more quickly towards them.

Ms. Khan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery Durable View Binder, 1/2 inch Slant Rings, 120-Sheet Capacity, DuraHinge, Black, Multi Pack of 4 (05736) • Amazon Business $15.24 5 $76.20
Pendaflex SureHook Reinforced Hanging Folders, Letter Size, Yellow, 20 per Box (6152 1/5 YEL) • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09
Pendaflex SureHook Reinforced Hanging Folders, Letter Size, Blue, 20 per Box (6152 1/5 BLU) • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Avery 89101 Binder Spine Inserts, 1/2" Spine Width, 16 Inserts per Sheet (Pack of 5 Sheets), White • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$112.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.37

Total project goal

$169.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$169.11

1 Donor

-$85.00

Donations toward project cost

-$72.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.75

match offer

-$84.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.62

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$0.00

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