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Mrs. Pritchard from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Write, to Draw, to Trace, to Create!

Help me give my students fun writing practice that doesn't require any consumables and still effectively supports their fine motor control.

  • $690 goal

This project expired on September 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a neighborhood with a high refugee population. As a result, they speak many different languages and have extremely diverse and unimaginable experiences. Many of them are picking up what it means to be in school and speak the English language.

It can be overwhelming and frustrating for my students to go from their home culture to the American elementary school culture and back every day.

Nonetheless, they are driven and committed, even as 5- and 6-year-olds. They work hard, whether their parents are able to support them academically or not. They bring so much inspiration and sunshine into our school!

My Project

Kindergarten teachers get many special privileges, and one of them is laying the foundations of handwriting. Some of my students come into Kindergarten writing their "name-" though often it looks more like they mashed the Wingdings keyboard. They leave Kindergarten writing stories with multiple sentences and rich details that are entirely legible! This exciting progress comes at a high price.

I try to limit paper usage in my classroom, but my students' handwriting progress is a priority.

I use dry erase boards to ease the waste, but there is too much obsession over correct use of the markers because they are incredibly expensive. They also don't require as much muscle as a pencil and paper, which is a crucial point in Kindergarten. The whole thing creates a frustrating problem for my students and for me.

Enter the Boogie Board. It's a big investment, but then it's done; no new markers or extra paper or sharpening pencils. These are made for preschoolers, so they are durable. They are incredibly fun to write with and my students can trace letters if they're needing extra practice. I can still share important writing milestones with parents by using Boogie Board's app. It is the perfect solution.

Mrs. Pritchard
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boogie Board Play and Trace LCD Writing Tablet Clear See-Through Writing Surface for Kids to Write, Trace, and Draw eWriter Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $21.92 25 $548.00

Materials cost

$548.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$586.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.45

Total project goal

$689.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$689.67

12 Donors

-$556.67

Donations toward project cost

-$490.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.07

match offer

-$112.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$95.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.51

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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