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Mrs. Hernandez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Define It and Use It in Context!

My students need classroom dictionaries to enrich their daily language development.

  • $380 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our Explorers are upward bound learners who come from diverse learning backgrounds. Our classroom is based in a Title I school located in an underserved community in the heart of South Los Angeles. Most of our student population comes from a low socioeconomic background.

Despite their socioeconomic challenges, my students are always motivated to learn because of their desire to succeed.

These enthused learners enjoy working in small learning groups and they learn best when they are given the opportunity to share and build on each others' knowledge and ideas. Working cooperatively continues to be their gateway to success.

Most of their success is a result of enrichment activities where they are able to practice their communication skills. Because my classroom is mainly populated by English Learners, language enrichment is a high priority. Along with these enrichment activities, my learners enjoy friendly math challenges and competitive sports.

My Project

Young and advanced readers often need language clarification. Vocabulary development is an important component in literacy development. Reference to a guidebook, such as a dictionary, is a skill that might have become overlooked due to advancements and access to technology. With these dictionaries, my students will continue to practice how to look for and find the meaning of a word in a dictionary.

These personal lap boards will facilitate language acquisition by giving the students a tool with which to practice and use the word/s under study.

With these lap boards students will be able to write the word, provide its syllabication pattern, read it, and use the word in correct context.

Mrs. Hernandez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary • Amazon Business $19.08 6 $114.48
6 Pack Dry Erase Lap Board 9”X12” | Interactive Learning Whiteboard | For Student and Classroom Use, Drawing Board , and College Board (Single Sided) • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
Dry Erase Easel - 24 × 36 Magnetic Dry Erase Board with Stand Adjustable Height, Smooth, No Dazzling & Durable Surface, Lightweight & Portable Tripod Whiteboard, Versatile Dry Erase Whiteboard Easel • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99

Materials cost

$264.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$322.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.93

Total project goal

$379.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$379.51

6 Donors

-$251.53

Donations toward project cost

-$222.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.48

Matching donations from our partners

-$118.27

Match offers toward project cost

-$100.53

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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