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.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Matthews from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dry Erase Disaster!

My students need dry erase markers and erasers for use with our student dry erase boards.

  • $179 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Dry erase student boards are a great tool- if you have markers for them! I teach kindergarten in a high-need elementary/middle school. I have 23 students this year.

Kindergarten students learn best with a hands-on approach. Typical 5-year olds don't sit still for long, so they will learn much better if they are directly involved in the lesson. I have been given a wonderful resource for my class- a set of dry erase student boards. These boards have lines on the bottom for practicing letters and words, and a space at the top for pictures or symbols. I have enough boards for each child to have one. We use these boards to learn how to write letters, sight words, and sentences. They are also perfect for math lessons. We can practice writing numbers, addition sentences, or shapes. When every student has a board, I can monitor each child's learning with just a glance around at the boards. I also can make sure that every child is engaged and on task. It is the perfect tool for group learning- and so much fun for the students!

I have plenty of boards for everyone- but the boards are useless without markers. Dry erase markers are very expensive. With daily use, they also usually don't last through the year. If I am lucky, I will get a 4-pack of markers and 1 eraser at the beginning of the year from my school. If I want more than that, it is up to me to provide them. I typically run out of markers half way through the year. The boards go back into the closet until I can get more markers during the summer back-to-school sales. It would be wonderful if I could get a class set of markers and erasers. We could use our boards for group lessons, small group activities, and so many other activities.

If you donate to this project, you will put the learning back where it belongs, in my students' hands. I would be able to make the most of the resources I have to make class activities fun and meaningful. I would be able to reach every child and give each one the support that he or she needs, because I would constantly get to see students' strengths and weaknesses. If each child is working on a board, I will get a response from every child instead of just the one I call on. What a powerful teaching tool that would be! My students and I would truly appreciate your help to make this happen.

Ms. Matthews
Grades PreK-2
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

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 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. Matthews is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nasco’s Fine-Point Dry-Erase Markers – Box of 150 Markers • Nasco $99.95 1 $99.95
Mini Eraser • Nasco $0.72 25 $18.00

Materials cost

$117.95

Vendor shipping charges

$11.80

State sales tax

$5.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$146.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.14

Total project goal

$178.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.56

1 Donor

-$25.00

Donations toward project cost

-$20.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

match offer

-$153.56

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.64

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":"Baltimore","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[377545],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MD","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":363747,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/dry-erase-disaster/363747/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":23,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Matthews","authorIds":{"377545":{"owner":"Ms. Matthews","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[363747],"proposalHash":"-720411140","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp377545_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1452700964225","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":46606,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mzc2NDgy","MjgzMDU5"],"teacherId":377545,"schoolCounty":"Baltimore City","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MD","name":"Maryland"}}