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  • $837 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. W.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Classroom Reference Center - Dictionaries & Thesauruses

The cost of 20 dictionaries and 8 thesauruses is $837, 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>.

I teach 4th grade at a wonderful rural elementary school. Through grants, our district has been able to provide the latest technology for our students. Although this is wonderful for the kids, I believe that they should also be self-sufficient and not depend entirely on technology. I am asking for a basic set of dictionaries and thesauruses. I currently have a set of 10 dictionaries from 1976. These are the same dictionaries I used when I was in 4th grade (they were old then too)! I believe that kids should know how to use a dictionary and a thesaurus to build vocabulary. I plan to use the dictionaries on a regular basis for both lessons and research. I have lessons that involve students looking up unfamiliar words and using guide words. I also will use the dictionaries to enhance vocabulary and determine word history. The thesauruses will be used to build a strong vocabulary and reinforce synonyms and antonyms. Thank you in advance for your generosity and commitment to education.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Heritage® Student's Dictionary - Hardcover, 8" x 10", 1,120 pages. • School Specialty Inc. $21.79 20 $435.80
American Heritage® Children's Thesaurus - Hardcover • School Specialty Inc. $19.59 8 $156.72

Materials cost

$592.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$685.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$150.53

Total project goal

$836.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$836.26

1 Donor

-$788.59

Donations toward project cost

-$686.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.00

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$0.00

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This project will reach 19 students.

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