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  • $373 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Valentine Sawicki
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Making Every Moment Count

My students need binders, cardstock, trading card pouches, zipper pouches, wet erase markers and sheet protectors to maximize each minute.

My Students

There are so many things that go into one day of second grade. It's imperative that each moment is used to its fullest extent. The morning, when the kids are just coming in, is one of the hardest times to fill effectively. Differentiated morning binders are the answer!

My students are some of the coolest people you will ever meet.

They are seven or eight years old and of diverse backgrounds. They are smart, bilingual and a lot of fun to work with. I teach at a Title I school where more than 80% of our students are on free and reduced lunch. But, my students don't let these "disadvantages" stand in their way. They are eager to learn and love school (most of the time).

My Project

My idea is to use the binders, cardstock, trading card pouches, zipper pouches, wet erase markers and sheet protectors to maximize each minute to create morning binders that review math and reading skills. The math portion will consist of place value, money, time, adding and subtracting. These are skills that are imperative for them to master before entering 3rd grade and foundational for future grades. The reading section will review sight words, rhyming words and letter formation (for student's who are new to the country). The best part is that I can tailor them to each student's needs and adjust them as the year goes on changing activities to continue interest and learning.

Many of my students enter 2nd grade behind in their learning.

Every minute counts. With fun practice, custom-made for each student's needs, I am hoping to strategically close those gaps by practicing these skills every day. By filling in these missing pieces not only will their learning improve but so will their self-esteem.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ultra Pro 25/9 Pocket Page Protectors • Amazon $6.65 10 $66.50
Wilson Jones 362 Basic Round Ring View Binder, 1 Inch, White, 4 Pack (W70362-14W) • Amazon $8.49 6 $50.94
Avery Economy Clear Sheet Protectors, Acid Free, Box of 100 (75091) • Amazon $10.06 5 $50.30
Neenah Astrobrights Premium Cardstock, 65 lb, Letter, Vintage 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets (21003) • Amazon $16.29 3 $48.87
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window, 6 pcs • Amazon $10.40 4 $41.60
Expo Vis-A-Vis Wet-Erase Overhead Transparency Markers, Fine Point, Black, Dozen (SAN16001) • Amazon $8.11 3 $24.33

Materials cost

$282.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$316.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.90

Total project goal

$372.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$372.68

5 Donors

-$272.68

Donations toward project cost

-$231.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.90

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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