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Ms. Finlay from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

An Interactive Classroom for English Language Learners

The cost of 35 Dry-Erase Boards (White, Unlined) and 10 packs of Dry-Erase Markers (Medium Point, Assorted Colors) (to be purchased from Office Depot, Inc.) is $200, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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The majority of my seventh grade Science and Language Arts students speak Spanish as their first language. I frequently find myself frustrated at my inability to determine what each of these 30 students understands during a single class period. Dry erase boards and markers will enable me to see student responses and ensure that EACH student understands the concept that we are studying. I can check every child's comprehension as they show their responses on these boards. Dry erase boards are an excellent way to engage students in learning. Every child will be excited with the possibility of writing or drawing his response. They can be used in review games as students race to record a vocabulary word. Instead of having to complete basic questions on paper, student interest will be sparked with this new mode of communication. Language and concepts must be visualized in order for English language learners to really understand and feel confident. Drawing pictures and writing words gives EACH child the opportunity to practice using language during class. Students who may be intimidated verbalizing language will still be able to participate in class. About 90 students come into my classroom each day. Dry erase boards and markers will contribute to the creation of an engaging learning environment where students apply learning and language.

Ms. Finlay
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boone(R) Dry-Erase Markers, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 6 • Office Depot Inc. $6.74 10 $67.40
Boone Educational Dry-Erase Board, White, Unlined • Office Depot Inc. $1.79 35 $62.65

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