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Mrs. Thompson from Irmo SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Erasing Barriers to Learning

My students need 30 dry erase boards to help me monitor and assess their learning and 12 small bins with lids to keep erasers, pens, and other items organized on each table.

  • $263 goal

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My Students

I will be teaching between 90-100 eight grade students this year in my science classes. These students will come from all different backgrounds and have a wide range of abilities, talents, and interests. I teach my students every day for a sixty minute class period. My students attend a school in a suburban environment outside of Columbia, South Carolina. 45% of my students come from a minority background and about 34% receive free or reduced lunch.

I want to enhance the learning of my students and my ability to assess that learning through the use of individual white boards.

I want a quick and easy way to assess student learning in order to provide them with timely and immediate feedback. My students each receive a personal electronic device at the beginning of each school year which allows them important exposure to technology daily, but I would also like to have white boards to increase the versatility of my activities and learning strategies.

My Project

Dry erase boards will make a significant difference in my students' learning because they allow every student to be engaged in the learning process and provide me with a quick and effective way to assess my student's learning of a concept. Having dry erase boards in my classroom increases the number of instructional tools and strategies that I can use to help my students learn. They are a low tech but interactive way for me to make my lessons more fun and hands on.

My students will use the dry erase boards to check daily understanding, to assess prior knowledge, to complete a quick draw/quick write and to graph results from an experiment in order to analyze and interpret data.

Double sided boards with a graph allows students to quickly correct their graphing mistakes without having to start completely over. Students will use the dry erase boards individually but I will also use them in small group settings as students collaborate and work together to solve a problem or a graph data.

Mrs. Thompson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Double-Sided Centimeter Grid Dry Erase Board Kit (Set of 30) • Amazon Business $118.62 1 $118.62
STERILITE 14948012 15 quart/14 L Latching Box (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $59.54 1 $59.54

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