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Mrs. Whitwam from Ozark AR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Practice Makes Perfect

My students need dry erase boards, markers, and erasers to practice counting money in class.

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come in every day raring and ready to go! Our day always begins with several hugs and exciting news that they have to share with me. To be surrounded by children who love you despite your flaws, can't wait to see you every day, and think you hung the moon is the greatest gift in the world!

The majority of my students come from high poverty homes, and many don't have Internet access at home.

It is not uncommon for students to come to second grade on a first-grade level. Because of this, it seems that we are playing catch up for most of the year. Luckily, I teach in a wonderful school where teachers are willing to share resources and do whatever it takes to help students achieve success. Although many of my students are facing various challenges including broken homes, being raised by grandparents, and high poverty, they are very motivated learners.

My Project

When I teach whole group I like to try to make my lessons fun and interesting to help hold my students' attention. I have a set of jumbo coins that I use during our money unit to quiz my students on counting coins. I then have my students write down the answer on their dry erase board and hold it up for me to see.

Unfortunately, my dry erase boards have been with me since the beginning of my teaching career, which began 15 years ago.

They are sorely in need of replacement.

I have also requested some materials such as The Allowance Game and Hot Dots for my students to use during center time. My students love using games to practice important skills. These materials will all help make my students more financially literate!

Mrs. Whitwam
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Lapboard Class Pack, Includes 12 each of Whiteboards, 2 Inch Felt Erasers and Black Dry Erase Markers (35036) • Amazon Business $25.43 2 $50.86
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 2 Boxes, 24 Markers Total • Amazon Business $16.24 1 $16.24
Gracallet® 30 Pcs Random Color Magnetic Small Whiteboard Dry Erasers - 2 3/4 x 1 9/16 Inches • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Educational Insights Hot Dots Math Flash Cards- Money • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22

Materials cost

$111.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.85

Total project goal

$179.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.00

1 Donor

-$89.50

Donations toward project cost

-$76.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.42

match offer

-$89.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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