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Mrs. Leach from Springfield OR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Use Dry Erase Boards, Save the Trees!

My students need white boards to use during reading, writing and math!

  • $379 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every year I work with 20-30 wonderful first graders who come from low income households. What makes my students special? They are survivors and in spite of the difficult backgrounds they come from, they want to learn and succeed!

First graders are funny, loving, kind and creative - I love being a teacher!

I want to make sure that my students love school and want to be there by creating an environment that fosters creativity and learning.

Dr. Seuss wrote, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

My Project

Dry erase boards and clear reusable pockets are used in multiple ways in my classroom. I currently have them, but they are broken and worn out. Paper is expensive and we love our trees in Oregon!!

I use dry erase boards and clear reusable pockets to help students stay engaged as well as save money and natural resources.

We have a very strict copy budget in our school district, so I use dry erase boards and clear pockets daily. During math, students stay more engaged if they are "doing" math rather than just watching. They can all practice math at their seats at the same time instead of just watching one student at the board.

When we practice writing and spelling, students practice on their boards and use worksheets in clear pockets. This is a nice way for me to walk around and see who can do the task and who needs additional help. It is very quick feedback so I can target my instruction.

During reading, small group reading teachers and students use the boards to practice sounds and targeted reading words.

Dry erase boards and clear reusable pockets play a very important role in my students learning and they get used every day!

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

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
U Brands Dry Erase Lap Boards Double Sided Ruled and Plain 9 x 12 10-Pack • $28.89 4 $115.56
DD338 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 4 $111.96
GG379 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.50 1 $59.50

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