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Mrs. Beck from Aiken SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Word Study: Expanding Vocabulary

My students need a class set of the Merriam-Webster Elementary Dictionary.

  • $640 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom consists of twenty-five fourth graders with a variety of learning styles. They are excited to learn each day and love to try new strategies and approaches to learning. We are a part of a kindergarten through fifth grade public elementary school. We are also a school of the arts and my students love to incorporate visual arts, music, drama, and dance into our daily learning of academic content. We are a Title I school and many of my students do not have access to education resources outside of school. Introducing them to a variety of educational resources at this young age gives them the opportunity to develop skills they will use throughout their academic and professional careers.

My Project

Writing in our classroom occurs on a regular basis and across all subjects. Whether it is responding to a real-world application problem in math, describing the phases of the moon, retelling stories about life in the New World, or writing an opinion piece. These dictionaries will give my students the opportunities to look up new words to deepen their understanding of the term and apply it in new ways. Writing is an important way for students to reflect upon their learning and my students need access to dictionaries to strengthen their writing skills. Donations to this project will help my students develop the foundational writing skills they will need to carry with them into the real world.

Mrs. Beck
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary, Newest Ed. (c) 2014 • Amazon Business $18.93 25 $473.25

Materials cost

$473.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$543.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.95

Total project goal

$639.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$639.66

3 Donors

-$589.66

Donations toward project cost

-$501.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.45

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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