More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Project 1 - Expo Dry Erase Markers (Year 2)
My students need whiteboard markers for instruction in reading and math. We base many formative assessments on whiteboard work and these markers help us work!
We are an 80% free and reduced lunch school. We are white, Hispanic, and a mix of other cultures, and our students are off the charts for our state test scores in WA. Many have troubled home lives but school is their job and they take it seriously. We are proud of them and need continued support!
"Success is knowing in your heart that you gave it your all and did your best" - John Wooden
My students come from a gang influenced, low income area of the Seattle suburbs, but are able to come to school and do their best.
I am impressed at the drive our students possess, especially considering the personal challenges they encounter a daily basis.
The dry erase markers are the biggest tool we use inside our intermediate grades. They have personal whiteboards (which are also somewhat old) and dry erase markers out for the majority of the day especially during math instruction. The work done with the markers allow on-the-spot assessments of student learning to take place which give the teachers a better understanding of which students can meet standards. They are vital to our students' success! The dry erase markers also allows us to save on paper, also.
My project is important because it eliminates their worry regarding a pricey material used daily in our classrooms.
Though they are no iPads, these markers can be costly, especially considering the school is in a low socioeconomic area. They use them daily and frequently they dry up. I don't want them trading meals at home for markers at school. Your help is appreciated and pictures full of smiles will be traded in return!
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