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

Let's Practice Organizing With Binders and Clipboards

My students need binders to learn about executive functioning skills. Gone will be the saying, "I can't find it" since work will be stored in the binder. They need clipboards to work comfortably around the classroom.

  • $224 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My classroom has 30 incredible students. While we live in one of the largest cities in the country, our school is 89% low income and many of my students have not left their neighborhood or the northwest side of the city. As a result, it is our school's responsibility to open their eyes to a variety of new experiences.

Being a gifted and talented fourth grade room, we move at a very rigorous pace to explore a variety of subjects and topics during the year.

This helps to expose our students to as much as possible while also keeping them engaged in learning. Because our school is low-income, we rely on the generous support of donors like you, in addition to community grants, to receive the supplies we need. My students are incredibly thankful to receive new materials, as they often receive hand-me-downs at home.

My Project

Our classroom is small, we don't have closets or cubbies or lockers. The only place the students have to store all their textbooks, workbooks, supplies, and work is in their desk. With a binder, each student can have a portable place to store important work such as handouts, worksheets, or notes. I will be providing folders for each student to categorize by subject that will be placed in their binders. Then the students will be responsible for putting subject related materials within the designated folder. Hopefully, there will be no more lost papers! In addition to binders, clipboards are a great way to encourage student motivation. Not all students enjoy sitting for six hours at a desk, some like to lay on the floor while others like to sit on an exercise ball. With a clipboard in hand, each student is able to work comfortably and functionally wherever they prefer because the hard surface of a clipboard will provide the support to keep students concentrated on the task at hand.

By using binders and clipboards we can foster organization, motivation, and executive functioning skills.

Mrs. Vigilante
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson Jones 2 Inch 3 Ring Binder, Basic Round Ring View Binder, White, 12 Pack (W362-44WPK) • Amazon Business $42.49 3 $127.47
Trade Quest Letter Size Clipboard Low Profile Clip Hardboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75

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