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Mrs. Den Hartog from Compton CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Scholars Need Binders!

Help me give my students their own 3-ring binders to help promote organization and foster a sense of pride in their work!

  • $390 goal

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My Students

I have an awesome group of 6th graders! They are part of the reason why Compton, CA is on the way to a positive future.

Middle School can be a difficult transition for any student, and many of my students are also dealing with the kinds of issues that would be difficult for most adults.

Still, they make the choice each day to show up to class and do their best despite problems they may be facing outside of school. As a teacher, I feel it is my duty to continually guide these children to become the best version of themselves they can be!

My Project

This year, our district is partnering with a local university to boost our students' math knowledge, and also to make Math more exciting to learn.

So far this year, I have seen a tremendous increase in my students' participation and enjoyment in Math class!

The only difficulty has been keeping track of all of the printed materials used. It's such a waste to do all of the work, only to have students throw away their finished assignments. Those who keep them are often just cramming them into their backpacks. I'd love to be able to provide them with a 3-ring binder so they can effectively and easily organize the assignments in which they've devoted so much time and effort!

Mrs. Den Hartog
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 68 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Standard View Binder with D-Rings, White, 350 Sheet Capacity, 1-1/2" Ring • Staples Advantage $2.93 72 $210.96
Staples Insertable Reference Dividers, 8-Tab, Multicolor, 8 1/2" x 11" • Staples Advantage $1.99 18 $35.82
Staples Wide Filler Paper, 8"W x 10.5"H, 120/Pack (37426) • Staples Advantage $1.26 20 $25.20

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