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Mrs. Ruiz from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Find the Meaning of Words!

Help me give my students dictionaries and dry erase markers to use during reading response, homework and art.

  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at an elementary school in East Hollywood. This year I am teaching a very enthusiastic and smart 5th grade class! They enjoy reading, math, and using technology! We are consistently using whiteboards and technology and are trying to limit our carbon footprint. Most activities I assign are placed through on a platform where they can answer questions, submit work, practice math skills and test! They also enjoy using whiteboards to show their thinking strategies. My students are avid coders and are always looking for ways to show off their skills!

My Project

Recently we have been working a lot on white boards. I use them to model math strategies, to answer questions and to practice for their spelling tests. They enjoy using them especially because they can answer privately whole class or within a small group, all the while being held accountable for their input and learning. The class is quickly running out of dry erase markers and it has gotten pricey.

We have also been looking for words in the dictionary during our reading response time.

We have read three chapter books and have done book studies on them. I have recently given them the task to do the words in their response journals independently. I have come to find that many of my students do not know how to use a dictionary. I have some students who ask to borrow the dictionary for homework. Unfortunately, I do not have many for them borrow.

Please help my students continue to thrive in their learning by helping us get these much needed items.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster MW-7302-A1 Dictionary for Children • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
Merriam-Webster MW-7302-A1 Dictionary for Children • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), 12 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens are perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Mr. Sketch 2003992 Scented Washable Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 36 Count • Amazon Business $24.83 1 $24.83
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), Black Color with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98

Materials cost

$187.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.95

Total project goal

$279.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.68

2 Donors

-$279.68

Donations toward project cost

-$237.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.95

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$0.00

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