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Mr. Combs from Woodinville WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spelling Still Counts in the 21st Century

My students need 15 updated dictionaries to edit their writing.

  • $307 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year's class is big on ideas when it comes to writing. It is truly one of the only quiet times during our busy day as students put their thoughts into the written form.

Students in my room come from several different countries and states.

The large apartment complexes near our school mean we get a steady stream of new students on a regular basis throughout the school year. The students know what it's like to be the new person and are very good at making new people feel welcome.

My Project

My students need 15 updated dictionaries to edit their writing. Students learn new vocabulary words as part of their Weekly Work. This includes opening up a dictionary and finding the meaning, phonetic spelling, and the part(s) of speech for the word. Quite often I watch and marvel at how long after students have looked up the required words they sit and look over other words that bounce of the page at them. Students will also use the dictionaries during the editing phase of Writers Workshop.

Speling iz stil impourtent in the 21 Century!

Having great thoughts and ideas is a wonderful start. Spelling them correctly shows attention to detail. Making a good first impression could make all the difference in the future of these students.

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Mr. Combs
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary for Children - Paperback • Britannica Digital Learning $13.95 15 $209.25

Materials cost

$209.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$260.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.01

Total project goal

$306.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$306.71

1 Donor

-$306.71

Donations toward project cost

-$260.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.01

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$0.00

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