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Mrs. Hambrick from Temple TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We're BOUND for Greatness! Binding Machine for Student Books

My students need bound books in the classroom. We use these bound books to put together all their 'extra practice' work for the year in different subjects. This binding machine will help keep us organized!

  • $427 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students learn in an International Baccalaureate (IB) school that teaches a global perspective and fosters tolerance and community. My school serves kids from the surrounding neighborhood as well as transfers from other areas of the city, so our students come from all backgrounds and cultures.

In our classroom, we like to play games, read books with the teacher, write stories about things we know, dance, wonder and ask questions about things we're learning, and be kind!

Most of my students come from low income households with parents who either can't work due to disability or work more than one job to support their kiddos. Supplying everything their children need can be a challenge for some of our families.

My Project

We use bound books in our classroom to show off student writing, support student learning of concepts (such as a silent e or needs and wants), and creating books for independent work in which students can practice skills on their own.

Having bound books for independent work allows the students to be more independent in the classroom and confident in their skills, while also allowing the teacher more time to plan for small group instruction rather than having to make new independent activities every week.

In our classroom, we also like to show off student writing by binding books that students have created and placing them in our classroom library to be read by their peers. We encourage students to work independently by supporting their skills with a bound book for each subject. For example, my students will have a bound book for working with words, in which they will practice manipulating letters to build words and further support knowledge of words and spelling. Students will also have a bound book for working on writing and for math activities.

Having the binding machine and coils readily available will allow the teacher to boost student confidence and classroom community by taking good student work and creating something for the class the share.

Mrs. Hambrick
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Akiles iCoil 41 Manual Coil Punch & Electric Inserter, Standard 4:1 (0.25") Pitch, Round (4mm) Hole Size, 11" (43 Holes) Punching Length, 15 Sheets of 20 lbs Paper Punch Capacity, Side Margin Control • Amazon Business $285.76 1 $285.76
GBC Binding Spines/Spirals, 18mm, 140 Sheet Capacity, 4:1 Pitch, Color Coil, Black, 100 per Box (9665080G) • Amazon Business $25.19 1 $25.19
GBC Binding Spines / Spirals, 10mm, 70 Sheet Capacity, 4:1 Pitch, Color Coil, Black, 100 per Box (9665020G) • Amazon Business $16.77 1 $16.77

Materials cost

$327.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$362.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.00

Total project goal

$426.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$426.64

7 Donors

-$376.64

Donations toward project cost

-$320.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.50

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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