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

Help Our Class Start Off Next Year!

Help me give my students color-coded folders to start off next year on the right foot!

  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Summarizing a typical day in my classroom is not an easy task as no two days are alike! In general, my students participate in a variety of tasks, all aimed at increasing their independence as they become young adults. My goal for my students is that they grow into positive members of society.

My students are freshmen through seniors in a cluster program for students with moderate cognitive impairments.

Their abilities and disabilities all vary from readers to non-readers, from those who can solve word problems to those who are still working on learning their colors and numbers. Although they are different, they have one thing in common: their determination. My students work hard to exceed the world's expectations of them. My school is a large Chicago public high school. The students here are incredibly supportive of my students and welcome them as central members of the school community.

My Project

This seemingly simple project will go a long way at the start of the next school year! It includes color-coded folders, binders, and binder clips. Organization is key to our classroom; having a color-coded system has helped my students dramatically. These folders and binders will be used daily in various subjects, that is why quality plastic folders are essential! We want products that will last throughout the school year- and we can be a bit rough sometimes! Each folder will represent either math, science, social studies, language arts, life skills, or our current news program! Thank you for considering our project!

Ms. Escherich
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JAM PAPER Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket School Folders - Fuchsia Hot Pink - 6/Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
JAM PAPER Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket School Folders - Orange - 6/Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
JAM PAPER Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket School Folders - Yellow - 6/pack • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Samsill Economy 3 Ring View Binders, 1 Inch Round Ring, Customizable Clear View Cover, Black, Bulk Binders - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $29.57 1 $29.57
JAM PAPER Plastic 2 Pocket School POP Folders - Lime Green - 6/Pack • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
JAM PAPER Plastic 2 Pocket School POP Folders - Red - 6/Pack • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
JAM PAPER Plastic 2 Pocket School POP Folders - Purple - 6/Pack • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
JAM PAPER Plastic 2 Pocket School POP Folders - Blue - 6/pack • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
120 Pcs Binder Clips Paper Clamps Assorted 4 Sizes, Paper Binder Clips Metal Fold Back Clips with Box for Office,School and Home Supplies,Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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