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Mr. Sharp from Lake Isabella CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ag Mechanics Shop Revitalization Tools

Help me give my students a Miller Welding Helmet and other great tools to help prepare them for the workforce.

  • $2,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are great because they come a small community that appreciates the little things that are done in the classroom. This is my first year back to teaching after a 14 year absence where I worked in industry. My school is a small school up in the Kern Valley.

After the Erskine fire destroyed the community the area bonded together to form KV Strong.

This is something that we also adopted as a school for students and staff that go above and beyond. The area has its problems and my students come to school and are ready to learn about opportunities that they can use in the future.

My role as their teacher is to give students as many skills that make them employable for the workforce or ready to head to college. Providing students with real world applications is the primary purpose of this grant.

My Project

I plan on utilizing these tools in my various Ag Mechanics classes. The welding helmet will allow all of my students an opportunity to use a helmet that the pro's use daily. The welding tables will allow more students to weld while other use the welding booths. The sockets and small tools will be used for small engine units and other projects requiring them. The soldering guns will also be used in my beginning Ag Mechanics classes as well as my fabrication class.

My students will get to upgrade the tools we have currently with some new ones that will allow them help develop those skills learned in the classroom to the shop.

Providing students the opportunity to enhance their learning with cutting edge technology is an awesome feeling.

Mr. Sharp
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK34163759T Portable Welding Table30W20DCap 350 • Grainger $144.27 3 $432.81
TK34163761T T94 Series Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet 3 5 to 8 8 to 13 Lens Shade 3.81 x 2.62 Viewing Are • Grainger $412.21 1 $412.21
TK34163756T 38Drive SAEMetric Chrome Socket Wrench Set Number of Pieces 125 • Grainger $125.25 2 $250.50
TK34163760T GunSoldering260 W • Grainger $60.16 4 $240.64
TK34163758T 12 SAE Black Oxide Impact Socket Set Number of Pieces 28 • Grainger $153.47 1 $153.47
TK34163757T Socket BitHexMetric381-1316 L • Grainger $19.51 1 $19.51

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