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Mrs. Torres from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving the Skills of Young Writers

Help me give my students binders, binder dividers, and sheet protectors that will help keep their work and writing resources organized.

  • $197 goal

This project expired on February 5, 2020.

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My Students

I teach 23 wonderful students in an urban city school. Most of my students come from low socio-economic backgrounds and live in a neighborhood plagued by violence and instability. However, my students just entered the 6th grade full of energy and ready to learn. They do not allow their limitations to get in their way of learning. On the contrary, they use them as a drive to learn and stay motivated.

Although my students may face many adversities outside of the classroom, I want them to feel they are prepared for the future when they leave my classroom.

I want them to have all the skills and resources they require to survive in their academics.

My Project

Writer's Workshop is an essential part of our everyday learning. It's an opportunity for my students to express their ideas and expand on others. Nevertheless, writing is not something that comes naturally to everyone. Many of my students are reclassified English learners. For this reason, they require many resources that support them in their writing process. However, keeping up with a lot of resources at once is difficult. Many of my students end up losing many of their copies. For this reason, binders, binder dividers, and sheet protectors are essential for our Writer's Workshop process.

These basic tools will help keep my students' resources and work organized, which means they will be able to refer to them even after they have left my classroom.

This is very important because my students will always feel have the support they need, even when I am no longer with them. I can also refer to any of their resources as we are conferencing or as they are writing without having to turn their desks upside down. All in all, these tools will help my students become better writers.

Mrs. Torres
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsill Economy 3 Ring View Binders, 1 Inch Round Ring, Customizable Clear View Cover, Black, Bulk Binders - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Avery Big Tab Insertable Plastic Dividers, 8 Multicolor Tabs, Case Pack of 24 Sets (11901) • Amazon Business $40.23 1 $40.23
400 Sheet Protectors, 11 Hole Lightweight Binder Sleeves, Designed to Protect Frequently Used 8.5 x 11 Papers, Acid and PVC Free Page Protector, Clear Plastic Design, 9.25 x 11.25 Top Loaded, 400 ct • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99

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