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Ms. M. from Boardman OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Dictionaries to Write Right!

My students need some old-school dictionaries to improve their spelling, reading and writing.

  • $264 goal

This project expired on August 13, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very hard-working individuals who want nothing more than to be good writers. They love writing stories! The problem is that a computer cannot do that for them. Children still need to look up words the old-school way, as well as learn how to use those words through reading definitions.

My students live in high poverty homes.

Many do not own books, let alone a dictionary. This is a wonderful resource for our children. The investment that we make now in teaching our children to read, write and spell properly will help them in school and throughout their lives. We call this school-to-work.

My Project

I am requesting dictionaries that will remain in the classroom as a resource. We have a large, wooden writing table up in front of the room where the children sit for group lessons before returning to their desks for individual work. The dictionaries will be in a basket for all to share and use as we write.

It is not just enough to be able to speak and to read well.

Students need to be good writers to express themselves and their ideas. We call this school-to-work as they will use these valuable skills for the rest of their lives. Please help support the children in highest poverty by providing dictionaries.

Ms. M.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam - Webster Inc. - Merriam Websters Spanish-english Dictionary Paperback • Teachers' School Supply $8.64 20 $172.80

Materials cost

$172.80

Vendor shipping charges

$19.01

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$224.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.60

Total project goal

$264.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$264.00

3 Donors

-$132.00

Donations toward project cost

-$112.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.80

match offer

-$132.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$112.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.80

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$0.00

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