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Mrs. S. from Springfield IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

ESL Students Need New Material to Learn English!

Help me give my students new notebooks, binders, folders, pens and pencils to start off the school year.

  • $207 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

What? I have to read and write again? That is what I face each day when it comes to reading and writing with my ESL students. They struggle with these subjects, so they don't want to practice them. I need materials that I can use to engage them during class time to be better readers and writers.

My students are all at-risk struggling English as Second Language learners.

They struggle because they are all English as a Second Language students, and they don't always understand the English language. My students are from China, Yemen, Russia, and Mexico. They really try hard when it comes to learning, but they have the language obstacle to overcome. My students face many obstacles during the school day, and anything I can do to improve their skills will benefit them a great deal. They want to learn, but they don't have the materials to practice reading and writing at home.

My Project

My students will be learning many different language strategies and organizational skills with the notebooks, folders, binders, pencils, and pens. My students will be able to learn how important it is for them to become organized and have the correct materials to be successful in school. The notebooks, pencils, and folders will provide the students with places to store and organize their homework. The students are also in need of these basic classroom materials in order to be successful throughout the school year. As the students learn different reading strategies, we will be creating a reading log book for the students to continue to add to throughout the school year. You will be enhancing our curriculum a great deal for these ESL students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Studio C In The Navy Single Subject Writing Notebook, 6 Pack (14638) • Amazon Business $14.29 2 $28.58
1 Inch 3 Ring Binders,SEEKIND View Binders,Holds Up to 8.5"1.1" Paper,Customizable Clear Cover,for Home,Office, and School Supply,6 Pack • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Studio C 37191 Happy Go Lucky Collection 1" Vinyl 3 Ring Binders, Black with Gold Glitter, 6 Pack Assortment • Amazon Business $18.15 1 $18.15
Avery 8-Tab Plastic Binder Dividers with Pockets, Insertable Clear Big Tabs, Assorted Designs, 1 Set (7709) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Candy Pop Colors, 16 Count • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Cute Decorative Binder Clips - Best for Home and Office - Binds and Keeps Stack of Papers Fastened - Organize Papers Beautifully, Neat and in a Fun Way - Medium Size 1" - 32 Pack - Makes A Great Gift • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Astrobrights Twin Wire Journal, 6.5” x 8.5”, Multi-Color Ruled Pages, 180 Pages(99728) • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencil, 0.7 mm, Black Barrel, Refillable, 4-pack • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Westcott 8" Titanium Bonded Scissors, 2 Scissors • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
BIC MSBAPP241-A-AST Cristal Xtra Bold Fashion Ballpoint Pen, Bold Point (1.6mm), Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $4.72 1 $4.72

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