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Ms. Mulligan from Dorchester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Personal! Making Interactive Notebooks That Reflect Class Needs

My students need supplies for Build-Your-Own-Textbook interactive notebooks and classroom systems

  • $478 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are vibrant, curious, and motivated immigrants from all over the world; they have recently moved to the city of Boston and are in the process of learning English, so they can communicate their thoughts, passions, and ideas with more people here in the United States. In my class, we focus on developing their English language skills so that they can succeed academically, socially, and professionally.

A key part of learning is feeling safe and comfortable in the classroom, so we work intentionally to create community and comfort in our learning space.

My students come from not only a variety of countries and cultures, but they also represent a diversity of learning experiences and English language levels. Building community allows us to learn academically and from each other in inspiring and effective ways!

My Project

My school does not use pre-determined textbook learning. Instead language resources, texts, writing assignments, and the rest are influenced by the learning and interests of the students in the class. Students organize and reflect back on their learning from the year by maintaining interactive notebooks that include reference and vocabulary sheets from each unit and their own written reflections. Reference pages are printed on various colors to allow for easy recall when looking for a resource. Texts are stored in folders for easy access as we move onto new units.

The notebooks and folders students create become textbooks of their own design - one that they can keep with them for reference as they move forward in years to come.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Composition Notebook, College Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Each (40451M-CC) • $1.69 60 $101.40
Elmer's Washable All-Purpose Glue Sticks, Giant, Clear, .77oz, 30/Pack • $45.04 2 $90.08
Quill Brand 2-Pocket With Fastener Folders Assorted • $16.99 4 $67.96
Iris Medium Open Top Plastic File Box Black • $7.05 4 $28.20
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb./89 gsm, "Happy" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets/Pack (21289/22289) • $15.29 1 $15.29
Paper Mate Flair Felt-Tip Pens, Medium Point, Assorted, 12/pk (74423) • $15.29 1 $15.29
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Orange, 500 Sheets • $13.08 1 $13.08
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Blue, 500 Sheets • $13.08 1 $13.08
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Green, 500 Sheets • $13.08 1 $13.08
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper, 8-1/2x11, Letter Size, Pink, 500 Sheets • $13.08 1 $13.08

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