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Ms. Elder from Rowland Heights CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

White Board? Write Board!

My students need large white boards in order to record their small groups' thinking and share it with the whole class.

  • $361 goal

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My Students

My students have been newly assigned to a lab classroom, which means we will be trying out all sorts of practice activities--in brain-learning lingo, elaborative rehearsal--in order to build the neural networks necessary for complex literacy skill instruction and learning. For this reason, they need lots of practice in reading, writing, and speaking in many different settings.

I am passionate about the role of group talk in my classroom and believe that "whoever is doing the talking is doing the learning." For this reason, I give multiple daily opportunities for students to talk with a partner, in their small groups, or to the whole class about what they are learning and, even more importantly, how.

I stress metacognition and hope that, by talking about how they learn, my students will take away with them an understanding of what it means to be a life-long learner.

My Project

After seeing these group-sized white boards used in a peer's classroom, I knew they were just what my students needed to show their thinking and learning as they practice literacy skills in our English class.

Think, talk, write, and share!

This is the process I want my students engaged in over and over again. These extra-large white boards will allow student groups to share their thinking by engaging in gallery walks and "big-paper" share-outs in an environmentally-friendly way.

Without having to use paper and then trash it, students will be able to capture their group's thinking in color on a white board and then snap pics of their work on their phones to share later or to embed in online documents and projects.

Ms. Elder
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Board 24 X 36 • Teachers' School Supply $15.65 10 $156.50
Bic Great Erase Low Odor Fine Point Dry Erase Markers - 4 Pack • Teachers' School Supply $4.69 10 $46.90
MAGNETIC WHITEBOARD ERASERS 12PK • Teachers' School Supply $11.99 2 $23.98

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