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Mrs. Longcrier from Valley Grande AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Authors Writing Math Storybooks

Help me give my students a coil binding machine and other material they need to make their own math storybooks.

  • $219 goal

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My Students

My students are kind, energetic and loving with an eagerness to learn. Each day, my students greet me at the door with smiling faces and hugs. We live in a rural, high-poverty area but the lack of finances does not affect their motivation to grow in their education. My students love hands-on activities that allow them to be challenged and think outside the box.

As their teacher, I make a point to encourage and reassure them that regardless of their circumstances, they can become anything they set their mind to.

Many of my students are lacking self-esteem do to their struggles at home. With encouragement from their peers, myself, and our amazing faculty and staff, I hope to instill a motivation deep within them to strive for more in life. To support each student's best learning we incorporate different learning strategies, group work, and flexible seating to ensure each student is learning in their best way. They are truly an amazing group. I am incredibly lucky to be a part of their lives.

My Project

My students are amazing, which is why I am always looking for ways to give them amazing experiences. I want my students to become authors, and practice their math and writing skills. We will use bright paper for the student book covers, and the plastic covers will keep the books protected during the writing process. The binding machine will be used to punch holes in paper and the coils will secure the books and give them a neat and professional look.

My student authors will integrate math, literacy, and writing into a their very own book.

This project will help students make connections between literacy and math.

Mrs. Longcrier
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YaeTek 34 Holes Punching Binding Machine 120 Sheet Paper Binder Puncher • Amazon Business $75.50 1 $75.50
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm, Mixed Carton 5-Color Assortment, 1250 Sheets (22998) • Amazon Business $29.23 1 $29.23
TruBind 7 Mil 8-1/2 x 11 Inches PVC Binding Covers - Pack of 100, Clear (CVR-07ASN) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
TruBind 6-mm (1/4-inch) Binding Coils - COIL06 - Durable - 4:1 Pitch (4 holes/inch) - 12 Inches Long - Pre-Sized to Fit Letter-Sized Paper - Compatible with TruBind Binding Machines - 100 per Box • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Coil Cutting and Crimping Pliers for Crimping Plastic Coil Crimper Tool • Amazon Business $8.51 1 $8.51

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