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  • $350 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Shore
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Three-Ring Binders Help Young Writers Become Organized

My students need three-ring binders and dividers.

My Students

Learning to write is a daunting process, especially for English Language Learners in 2nd grade! Writing is taught in a series of progressive steps, from graphic organizers to collect ideas on paper, to a rough draft, then a revision or two or three, and finally a published piece!

My students are between the ages of 7 and 8 years old.

They are predominantly English Language learners, whose parents have immigrated from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Vietnam, India and to a lesser degree from other countries around the world. Our Title I school is located within a busy residential/multiple apartment district in California, surrounded by a fire station, gas stations, auto shops and convenience stores. The students at our school are all served breakfast in the classroom each day, and receive free lunches as well. They are enthusiastic learners who have an added challenge or two, one being not proficient in English.

My Project

Having three-ring binders and tab dividers for each of my 24 students will make an enormous difference in helping my students understand the writing process. Beginning in second grade, students start to be challenged more in both the quality and quantity of their writing. Because the writing process involves four steps, it gets difficult for students to keep track of their writing, both literally and figuratively! Having a system of organization would keep students work from becoming damaged or lost, and let them see clearly where they are in the writing process. I also believe that having their own binders just for keeping their writing in, makes the process feel very special and grown-up. This feeling of pride will contribute to the quality of their writing in terms of neatness as well.

Organization is a quality valued in our society.

It can be taught early, and I believe with your support of granting the funding for three - ring binders and dividers for my 2nd grade students this skill will be learned, as well as help my students to become better writers in the process. Thank you for taking the time to read my project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cardinal EasyOpen ClearVue Locking Slant-D 1" D-Ring Binder View, White, 3-Ring • Quill.com $8.81 24 $211.44
Quill Brand Standard Indexes 8 Sheets/Set Assorted-Color Tabs • Quill.com $1.25 24 $30.00

Materials cost

$241.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$297.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.44

Total project goal

$349.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$349.59

5 Donors

-$174.79

Donations toward project cost

-$148.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.22

match offer

-$174.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.58

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 5 other donors.

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