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Ms. Bedford from Saint Paul MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

In a Bind!

My students need a coil binding machine and the coils to create books and projects.

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have twenty-five wonderful, energetic, and curious first-grade students. The students in my classroom speak a variety of languages, eight total. My school is 88% free or reduced price lunch, and that percentage is quickly rising. Forty-nine percent of the students at my school identify as Asian, 26% identify as African American, 14% identify as Hispanic, 10% identify as Caucasian, and 1% identify as American Indian.

My classroom is rich with diversity, and we celebrate each student's identity and culture.

My students are always moving. I use alternative seating, center-based learning, and differentiation to target the needs of all of my students.

In my school, the classrooms are co-taught and have a cluster of students who are just learning English or have special needs. I teach in a special education co-taught classroom. I am passionate about teaching to the needs of each of my students. I do not believe in a "cookie cutter" approach and often have each student working on something different at the same time which creates a need for more supplies.

My Project

In first grade students learn to become writers. To get them encouraged and excited about reading and writing we like to turn our writing into books. In order to do that we need a binding machine with coils. The students will be able to publish a compilation of their writing and take it home as a keepsake. This also gets them excited to do their best work because they know it is going to be published.

The binding machine will also be used to make social stories and visual schedules for students with Autism and other special needs.

The students that I get each year continue to increase with their needs and what they need to be successful. One of those things is social stories. With a binding machine I will be able to make social stories that can be kept, are durable, and can be reused for students that need them to be successful.

Ms. Bedford
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TruBind Coil-Binding Machine With Electric Coil Inserter TB-S20A Professionally Bind Books and Documents Office or Home Use Adjustable Hole-Punching and Paper-Size Settings 2-Year Factory Warranty • Amazon Business $128.87 1 $128.87
6mm (1/4") White Coil Bindings (Qty 100) • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
TruBind 10-mm (3/8-inch) Binding Coils COIL10-BK Durable 4:1 Pitch (4 holes/inch) 12 Inches Long Pre-Sized to Fit Letter-Sized Paper Compatible with TruBind Binding Machines 100 per Box • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38

Materials cost

$153.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.86

Total project goal

$219.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$219.07

2 Donors

-$219.07

Donations toward project cost

-$186.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.86

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$0.00

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