You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

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="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $200 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Finlay is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

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

Materials cost

$130.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$164.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.00

Total project goal

$200.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$200.00

1 Donor

-$188.60

Donations toward project cost

-$164.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[18270],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":24931,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/an-interactive-classroom-for-english-lan/24931/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":90,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Finlay","authorIds":{"18270":{"owner":"Ms. Finlay","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[24931],"proposalHash":"89089372","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-1_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":93685,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":18270,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}