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Mr. Cowell from Toledo OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dry Erase, HA! Nothing to Erase when too Dry!

My students need pencils and dry erase markers to complete day to day learning tasks.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am an educator in a low-income/high poverty school district. As a result my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, they are an impressively positive bunch. Their energy is displayed in their motivation, teamwork, and worth ethic, evidenced in the several projects my students have completed this year. For example, groups have created balloon-powered cars, 3D printed medical tools, video games (coded by them!), Android apps, models of the solar system, and graphic novels showcasing math content.

My goal as an educator is to have my 5th and 6th graders develop a sense of responsibility for their education and carry a growth mindset.

This combination will ensure that my students will become life-long learners who are self-motivated and ready to tackle the problems of tomorrow.

My Project

I have found that my students retain new math content best through interactive direct instruction. The use of dry-erase markers and boards makes this possible. My students love this time because I allow them to be active participants and even come up and teach the class.

Also, this is when I try to be as energetic and enthusiastic as humanly possible.

Unfortunately, my dry erase marker supply is running very, for lack of a better word, dry. This donation will allow me to replenish my supply and keep my students learning. Also, the pencils will be put to good use as they will be shared amongst our 5-8 grade students.

Mr. Cowell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 38 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 3 $37.47
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 6 Boxes, 72 Markers Total • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers Chisel Tip, Assorted colors, One Dozen of Each Color, Black, Red, Blue, Green, Markers, With Expo Spray, Expo Eraser, "Bright Flag Set Included"(Teachers Best Seller) • Amazon Business $33.25 1 $33.25

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