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Ms. Shih from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Spelling Bee Champs! (part 1)

The cost of this proposal is $502, 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>.

  • $502 goal

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I am a fifth grade teacher teaching in Los Angles Unified School District in the Lincoln Heights Community. We are in dire need of dictionaries and thesauri for my classroom. It is often difficult for my students to understand their language arts text or their science text because my students do not have the necessary vocabulary. Currently, we have dictionaries that are not age appropriate. Thus, in the classroom, my students are not able to look up the words they do not understand or are uncertain how to spell. I believe that it is important for my students to have regular access to age appropriate dictionaries and thesauri whereby the use of which will expand their vocabularies, improve their self-expression, and enhance their ability to voice their opinions. Most of my students are English learners. Often, my students translate for their parents. Use of the requested materials will enable them to learn to share their thoughts even clearer with their parents. By utilizing these new American Heritage Student Dictionaries and Thesauri, my students will be able to learn the spelling and vocabulary necessary to help them further develop their English language skills. Perhaps in the near future they can be a spelling bee champ! Right now, I teach twenty-seven students in my class. If you could please help fund the seventeen sets of dictionaries and thesauri, it would be wonderful! Thank you for your time!

Ms. Shih
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AMERICAN HERITAGE STUDENT'S DICTIONARY -- American Heritage Student Dictionary • Quill Corporation $14.39 17 $244.63
American Heritage Student Thesaurus • Highsmith Inc. $6.12 17 $104.04

Materials cost

$348.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$411.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.23

Total project goal

$501.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$501.26

1 Donor

-$472.68

Donations toward project cost

-$412.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.76

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$0.00

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