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Mrs. Morgan from Natchitoches LA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Portfolios for a Purpose

My students need 50 3 - ring binders and Sheet Protectors, in order to create portfolios to serve as evidence of their learning of Common Core State Standards.

  • $230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This project is to help my Second grade classroom provide binders with sheet protectors to create personal portfolios of student work samples. Now more than ever, teachers must provide evidence of student learning. These binders would be used year after year.

These students attend a high poverty school.

There are many needs for these students. As teachers, we try to provide all of the necessary tools for our students to be successful. The portfolios will not only show evidence of their knowledge, but it will also show the students that their work is important and can be viewed at anytime. It would also be a great opportunity to show a students growth during a school year. The students along with the teachers will gradually build their portfolios during the year. This will give the students a sense of ownership. The binders and sheet protectors will also give next years students to means to build their portfolio for that school year.

My Project

Students will use the binders and sheet protectors to showcase their knowledge of Common Core Standards as required by our district. Students can divide their work into subjects. Students will be able to see what skills they understand and comprehend as well as skills that they need more assistance on for mastery. It also gives the teacher a quick glance in how the students are performing. It would also give parents a good look at where their children are progressing in their studies.

This project would show each student that what they are learning is important and give them a sense of pride and confidence.

Students will contribute to their portfolios and have a chance to see their work. Most papers end up in a filing cabinet and the students never see them again. The portfolios would allow the students to view their work and may motivate them into doing their best work everyday. Our students love to have something that belongs only to them. Students will design their cover page.

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Mrs. Morgan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Standard View Binder with D-Rings, White, 350 Sheet Capacity, 1-1/2" Ring • Staples Advantage $2.16 50 $108.00
Staples Nonstick Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, Medium-Weight, Clear, 2.4 mil, 8 1/2" x 11", 200/Bx • Staples Advantage $20.99 2 $41.98

Materials cost

$149.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.47

Total project goal

$229.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$229.82

4 Donors

-$166.60

Donations toward project cost

-$152.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.75

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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