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Mrs. Carey
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Organized to Learn

My students need poly envelopes to transport their reading materials. They also need pocket organizers to track their progress as learners.

My Students

Many students today are lacking the skill of learning. Yes, you read that right, they don't know how to learn. Teaching students is about more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. Today we must teach students how to learn. Organizing daily work material is a powerful starting place.

My students are at the perfect stage in their educational journey to learn how to organize their daily work supplies.As children move from the 2nd grade into the 3rd grade they experience a huge transition.

No longer are coloring sheets and singing your alphabet a mainstay in your learning. As a 3rd grader you are now expected to produce responses to what you are reading, apply mathematical equations to real world situations, and write your opinions in a way that will persuade your reader to agree with you. 3rd grade is the time to give students resources, knowledge, and practice in organizing. Our school is a Title I school with most of our students on free and reduced lunches. Parents are either working two jobs to make ends meet or are not making ends meet. Asking our parents to provide the items from the district's school supply list is often asking for too much. So, when extra classroom supplies are needed it is out of the question to ask parents to make that purchase.

My Project

My students will each be provided with a 3 ring binder that will travel with them daily from school to home and back. Within this binder will be student records of our weekly lessons, our classroom calendar, their monthly reading log, and other vital information to keep student, parents, and teachers on the same page of learning. In addition to the afore mentioned sections of the binder I would like to include a poly envelope where students can safely and practically store the booklets on their reading level we are using for our foundation of learning to transport home for more reading practice. Our students this year will be subject to the Reading Sufficiency Act. A big title to say that if a 3rd grader does not pass the state reading test at the end of the year they will be retained. Classroom teachers can show record of student improvement through a work portfolio. The 8 pocket folders are an easy and practical way to maintain a portfolio for each student.

This project will provide two important elements to helping children become successful students.

Learning organizational skills at an early stage of ones educational career will give them the foundation to become a true learner. So much is needed to help students achieve success. The poly envelopes increase the likelihood of students successful transporting their reading material from school to home and back tremendously. The 8 pocket folders help track student progress throughout the year.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
8 Pocket Organizer • Teachers' School Supply $5.99 30 $179.70
Pendaflex Poly String 1 Envelope Loading Various Colors • Teachers' School Supply $2.45 30 $73.50

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This project will reach 30 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and 3 other donors.

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