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Mrs. Mullen from Helena MT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ramping Up Our Writing

My students need binders, highlighters, and other office supplies to create individual writing notebooks.

  • $321 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are an amazing group of third-graders who come to school eager and ready to learn, despite the struggles that many of them are facing at home.

The majority of the students at our school live in poverty and sometimes just finding a way to get to school can be a challenge.

It is so important that they attend school regularly, and I try to do everything I can to make their experiences at school as positive and enriching as possible. My students deserve the best!

My Project

Over the past year, our school district has been providing all teachers with training to help improve our students' writing skills. My students and I love the new techniques that we have been working on, but there are certain supplies that are required to help students stay engaged. While these supplies were provided initially, they do not last forever and we are in need of new supplies for the new year.

This year each student will create their own writing notebook, with a strong focus on the organization.

The binders requested in this project will allow each student in my class to have a safe place to keep their writing samples. By using dividers in the binders, students will be able to separate their work by topic, type of graphic organizer, style of writing, etc. The highlighters requested are an absolute necessity.

Students learn, starting in kindergarten, that green signifies the topic, yellow is used for main ideas, and pink/red is for details. The colors correlate with a traffic light, to remind students to slow down and add more details to their writing. The highlighters, along with the pencils, pens and sticky notes used to create graphic organizers, will be stored safely within the zipper pouches in each binder.

Mrs. Mullen
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsill S88430 3 Ring Durable View Binders - 8 Pack, 1 Inch Round Ring , Non-Stick Customizable Clear Cover, Black • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
Avery Big Tab Insertable Plastic Dividers, 8 Multicolor Tabs, Case Pack of 24 Sets (11901) • Amazon Business $40.56 1 $40.56
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $29.25 1 $29.25
Sticky Notes by TUDI | 3x3 Sticky Pads 4 Bright Colors, Self-Stick Assorted Notepad, Super Easy Sticky Adhesive Note for Office, 100 Sheets/Pad, Pack of 20 • Amazon Business $11.82 2 $23.64
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.63 2 $23.26
June Gold 72 Mechanical Pencils, 0.7 mm HB #2 Lead, 2 Lead Dispensers/w 220 Refills & 16 Refill Erasers, Break Resistant, Convenient Side Click & Soft Non-Slip Grip • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.10 2 $12.20
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Pink, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.10 2 $12.20
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Green, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.75 2 $11.50

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