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Ms. Sartin from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can I Borrow a Pencil?

My students need pencils and a classroom organizer to have all classroom essentials in one convenient place.

  • $162 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district in Chicago and former student of this district, I understand that my students are faced with challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. Despite those many challenges, the mathematicians that I enlighten are motivated problem solvers, curious about the world around us and destined for success.

My students are amazing middle schoolers stuck somewhere between cool and fabulous.

Many of my students are bilingual with English being their second language. They enjoy mathematics, and they are quickly learning the importance of teaching others how to fish instead of simply giving fish to our peers.

Just like most teenagers, my students love technology and socialization, and I want to use their interests to create a more efficient learning environment that fosters collaborative learning, open communication, developing their skills with technology and access to class materials that promote an inclusive class environment.

My Project

“Can I borrow a pencil?” That statement is frequently used throughout every school day. I teach Mathematics and pencil usage is extremely important. Everyone makes mistakes and the great thing about pencils is that they allow for quick and easy corrections.

We’ve exhausted our supply of pencils and we need more to continue working toward building our Mathematical skills.

I’m convinced that pencils sprout legs at some point and scurry away. Even though I work with middle schoolers finding a pencil for many seems like a battle to the finish line. My mathematicians simply need pencils to successfully continue on their journey of learning.

Ms. Sartin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 5 $49.80
Paper Mate 3030131 SharpWriter Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, HB #2, Yellow, 12 Count • Amazon Business $5.29 5 $26.45
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $8.18 2 $16.36
Paper Mate SharpWriter Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, HB #2, Yellow, 36 Count • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92

Materials cost

$105.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$137.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.20

Total project goal

$161.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$161.31

3 Donors

-$156.89

Donations toward project cost

-$137.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

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$0.00

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