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  • $253 goal

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Mr. Bearss
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Increase Student Engagement

My students need dry erase markers and pockets to allow all students to respond during instruction.

My Students

Margaret Mead said, "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." In our classroom our students strive to become the thinkers through collaborative work and celebrating individual response.

My classroom of thirty-five 5th graders represent over 10 different cultures and a wide range of learning abilities.

They are energetic student who are eager to learn. Our school is a Title I school classified as being 100% economically disadvantaged. We have programs in place to meet the diverse needs including a English Language Learners program that serves 2/3 of our students, a gifted program, and focused reading interventions. A large number of our children are living in transition or are homeless. Our school rises to meet the challenges our students face and has recently achieved a four-star rating, five being the highest rating in our state.

My Project

By using dry erase materials, students have the chance to strengthen their understanding through instant response and feedback opportunities in all subject areas. By providing them with an opportunity to respond immediately, engagement increases and educational time becomes more efficient. This type of response holds all students accountable and encourages them to be responsible in their own learning, rather than just "keeping them busy".

As a teacher in a Title-I school, it is difficult to meet the ever changing needs of my students due to lack of funding.

By using dry erase materials, students become empowered in their own learning, engagement increases, and we become more financially efficient by eliminating costly photocopies.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Reusable Dry Erase Pockets 5/box • Teachers' School Supply $11.99 8 $95.92
Black Dry Erase Markers w/ Erasers - 24pk • Teachers' School Supply $33.00 2 $66.00

Materials cost

$161.92

Vendor shipping charges

$17.81

State sales tax

$2.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$214.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.87

Total project goal

$252.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$252.46

7 Donors

-$157.05

Donations toward project cost

-$137.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.81

match offer

-$91.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$77.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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