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  • $404 goal

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Ms. Adler
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

A #2 Pencil And A Dream Can Take You Anywhere - J. Myers

My students need daily motivator pencils and a classroom sharpener to keep them going during instruction.

My Students

In my mathematics classroom, I require the students to use a pencil only. Unfortunately, most of my students' parents do not own cars and, therefore, I am the provider of the daily supplies the students require for success. I hand out approximately 50 to 75 pencils daily.

It is a proven fact that a child can loose 3-5 pencils during one school day.

Sharpening one pencil on an ancient 1952 pencil sharpener can take hours away from academic instruction. Imagine how long it would take 32 students to each sharpen 3 to 5 pencils per day. My students attend a Title I elementary school outside the city limits of Atlanta. We are located in a low-income, apartment and housing neighborhood. My students come to school every day with the desire to learn and to create a successful future for themselves. There are many existing barriers for my students to overcome in order for them to achieve success. They are willing to ignore their limits and put forth the effort to succeed. When I hand the students an inspirational pencil for amazing work they are proud and will keep up with this special item. My students need daily motivator pencils and a classroom sharpener to keep them going during instruction.

My Project

An electric pencil sharpener is a trivial item that most people take for granted. For my class, this item would represent a short cut towards academic independence. An electric pencil sharpener would allow my students to focus on their studies and save time preparing for learning each morning and afternoon. In addition, I am requesting a supply of inspirational pencils to reward my students for individual greatness and brilliance. A pencil is a simple item that they covet greatly. Thank you for considering to contribute to this project. Please know how much we would cherish and appreciate an electric pencil sharpener in our classroom. It would be a great blessing to be supplied with an electric sharpener and inspirational pencils. Thank you!

My project is very important because it will enable me to inspire my students and reward them for the great efforts they put forward on a daily basis.

A pencil seems like an insignificant item but without one it is impossible to succeed. Thank you.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO High-Volume Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill.com $130.49 1 $130.49
SmileMakers Teacher Pencil Sampler 1 PC • Quill.com $59.39 1 $59.39
Smilemakers Samplers Motivational Pencil • Quill.com $53.99 1 $53.99
Smilemakers Samplers Economy Foil Pencil • Quill.com $44.99 1 $44.99

Materials cost

$288.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$343.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.55

Total project goal

$403.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$403.67

3 Donors

-$201.83

Donations toward project cost

-$171.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.27

match offer

-$201.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$171.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Quill and 3 other donors.

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