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  • $969 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Doherty
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading and Writing on the Go!

My students need an Inspiration Station and a magnetic markerboard.

My Students

Remember sneezing over chalk dust? My students do, because they do not have whiteboards with colorful markers and magnetic powers allowing them to play with letters and words. While many schools upgrade to digital Smartboards, I hope my kids can have the whiteboards that our reading program expects.

My students are in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade.

They are the students most in need of the very best that education has to offer. They live in a lower income, urban community in North Central Massachusetts. Many are first generation Americans or have recently immigrated here. All are the students who are at high risk of losing their potential, as they are the students who are reading significantly below grade level. Despite these challenges, they love books. They love learning how our spelling system works. They love seeing their efforts pay-off with higher reading rates. They love sharing their writing with their classmates. They love to learn and deserve to have the opportunity to access a curriculum which is just out of their reach without intervention.

My Project

These resources will make a great difference in my ability to teach my students, and in their engagement in our lessons. There are few things more enticing to an elementary student than the allure of writing on a white board. Right now, my kindergarten and first graders have only an old green chalkboard, several decades older than I am. My second, third and fourth grade students don't even have this resource available when I see them in small corners in their classrooms. All of our literacy intervention programs are designed for classrooms with advanced technologies and I am hoping, with your generous help, to start catching up. There are also several books and manipulatives for each student to use, and valuable teaching time is wasted running up and down flights of stairs to gather materials between classes. The workstation will allow me to efficiently move from room to room with all needed items and no wasted time. For my students, every minute counts!

Your support will help me to best utilize everything that I am given: time, reading programs, student interest.

My students will gain more learning time, and more out of that time. The end goal will be students meeting their goals, reaching benchmarks, and moving forward in their academic careers as confident readers and effective writers. Once they are able to read and write well, there is no door that will be closed to them ever again.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Copernicus Premium Royal Inspiration Station- - --*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $448.35 1 $448.35
4x5 Aluminum Frame Magnetic Markerboard----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $252.05 1 $252.05

Materials cost

$700.40

Vendor shipping charges

$77.04

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$822.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.23

Total project goal

$968.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$968.18

7 Donors

-$473.50

Donations toward project cost

-$411.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.02

match offer

-$484.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$411.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.59

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 75 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by People's United Community Foundation and 7 other donors.

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