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Mrs. Sullivan from Samson AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping It Together With Binders

My students need binders to help them interact with reading lessons and keep their graphic organizers together.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is full of hardworking, persevering and ambitious children. Although students come from a diverse community including those who are poor, homeless, English Language Learners, and children with special needs the children have one thing in common. They love to learn and do their best.

Though one might say the odds are stacked against these children, this is not a thought at our school.

We pull together, learn together, grow and care about each other. We share ups and downs in our academic endeavors as well as those memories and experiences we bring from home.

My students aren't afraid to try and refuse to quit. These students deserve to have all the opportunities to succeed as those who come from better circumstances.

My Project

Binders are the perfect alternative to help students organize their thoughts, graphic organizers and writing. These binders will be used daily as students interact with text being presented.

Anytime students can use a hands-on approach, their learning will be enhanced.

For instance, students could be taught about text features in an oral presentation. Some students would listen and get the gist of what was being taught. Other students, however, would not. The interactive approach would consist of a scavenger hunt for text features that would involve all students. The results would be placed inside their binders for future reference on text features.

Our binders would be used as an interactive journal with writing prompts that the students would complete and the teacher responding to the writing. The binders would help to give a record of growth in their writing process.

Mrs. Sullivan
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Better 1.5-Inch D-Ring View Binder, White • Staples Advantage $4.55 25 $113.75

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