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Ms. M. from South Boston VA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Saving with Reusable Dry Erase Pockets

My students need two classroom sets of reusable dry erase pockets, student dry erase erasers, and dry erase markers due to school limits on copies.

  • $277 goal

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My Students

Every day, we start by doing a reading comprehension passage. This requires copies, which our school is limited on. Benjamin Franklin said, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." This project will cut down on copies, get my students involved, and help them learn.

There are 89 students enrolled in my classes.

Twelve of them have IEPs or 504 plans. To better understand my students, you need to look at the larger picture of which they are a part. Our school is the only middle school in one of the largest geographical counties in Virginia and has approximately 1200 students. Based on the results of last year's SOL test results, 61% of the students at our school are considered proficient in reading. In our county, 61% of the students received free or reduced lunch for 2014-2015 school year. Currently, our county has a 32 percent illiteracy rate. Only 12.3 percent of our county’s population has a bachelor's degree or higher, and a little more than half the population (63.9 percent) has a high school diploma or GED (United States Census, 2011).

My Project

I plan to have my students use dry erase pockets every day with our beginning class activity - daily reading passages, where the students read a short passage and answer five questions, for quizzes and tests, and with all kinds of other activities. To use reusable dry erase pockets, students simply insert a sheet of paper in the pockets and use a dry erase marker to write on the pocket. When the lesson or activity is completed, they wipe the marker off the pocket with small erasers. The dry erase pockets are economical and environmentally-friendly because they eliminate the need to copy multiple worksheets over and over again saving money and paper.

By using reusable dry erase pockets, students practice reading and analyzing reading passages and using test taking strategies (slashing & trashing incorrect answers, underlining evidence in the text, etc.) to prepare for the grade 7 reading SOL test.

The goal of using the reusable dry erase pockets is to save money and paper, but also to help students to do better on the grade 7 reading SOL test.

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Ms. M.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 89 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
C-Line Heavy Duty Super Heavyweight Plus Stitched Shop Ticket Holder, Assorted Colors, 9 x 12 Inches, Box of 20 Shop Ticket Holders (50920) • Amazon Business $34.79 3 $104.37
Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, 36-Pack, Black • Amazon Business $31.32 2 $62.64
Charles Leonard Multi-Purpose Felt Erasers, 2 x 2 Inches Each, 12 Erasers per Pack, Charcoal, 1 Pack (74520) • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95

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