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Ms. Castro from San Diego CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Never Underestimate the Power of a WHITE BOARD

My students need a teaching easel and white boards for collaborative work and concept review.

  • $537 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have the privilege to work with incredible human beings. My students come to school prepared and ready to learn, regardless of the hardships they may be facing. I teach at a Title I school in San Diego, with a very high immigrant population and where the entire student body receives free breakfast and lunch.

Their social and financial disadvantage does not keep them from challenging their potential and from expanding their knowledge as critical thinkers.

My fourth graders are part of a Dual Immersion Program where they learn half of the day in Spanish and the other half in English. I make it very clear that knowing and learning in two languages already puts them at a high advantage and make them feel proud of being bilingual every day!

My Project

Concept review occurs in my classroom on a daily basis. Wether we are solving math problems, trying on grammar rules or expressing opinions, students need the necessary tools to do so.

Dry erase boards are the best way to promote classroom engagement in an effective, interactive and fun way.

Right now we use post-it notes and scratch paper to record our thinking, but imagine how beneficial it would be to engage every child in my classroom on a single lesson. We will not only save paper, but engage and interact in whole group, small group and team work. Students will be able to manipulate all concepts with the tip of their fingers as they grasp new understandings and transform their thoughts. Having an easel board will allow us to take these mini lessons and interactions anywhere in our classroom and as students work, I can easily monitor and assess their progress.

By donating to this project you are helping my students engage and stay motivated in every content lesson, every single day!

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

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LM773 - All-Purpose Teaching Easel with Locking Casters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $269.00 1 $269.00
KC70 - Write & Wipe Lapboard - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 2 $57.98
RR423 - Write & Wipe Lapboard Erasers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
DD338 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99

Materials cost

$384.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$455.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.46

Total project goal

$536.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.40

9 Donors

-$178.80

Donations toward project cost

-$151.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.82

match offer

-$357.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$303.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.64

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$0.00

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