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Mrs. Mitchell from Wilton ME is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dull Pencils, Dull Learning

My students need a classroom electric pencil sharpener to replace the hand crank sharpener that has left us with strong arms but dull pencils. They also need pencils to sharpen and erasers for mistakes!

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is located in a rural area in the western mountains of Maine. On paper, we are considered a low income/high poverty area. Off of paper and in the classroom, what some students may lack in financial stability they make up for with heart, stamina, and resilience.

Teaching in a low-income school, supplies run out quickly.

My class is made of up 16-second grade students who almost all ask to borrow a pencil daily. Our classroom is a place of comfort and stability to many. My students work so hard to do their best each and every day.

My Project

These supplies may seem basic but they are an intricate part of our classroom. By having supplies like a pencil sharpener, erasers and pencils, handy students are able to focus on the content of the lesson rather than worry about having something to write with. Having extras allows one to be sent home with homework so they are able to complete it successfully.

Classroom supplies that we were given at the beginning of the school year are running low and students are scrounging around with very small to no pencils.

At the beginning of the year, we had a hand crank pencil sharpener that left us with a less than desirable pencil point. This sharpener has been removed and students are now constantly asking to leave class to sharpen their pencil in the office. These supplies will allow students to remain in the classroom and finish out the remainder of the years' work with confidence.

Mrs. Mitchell
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $60.28 1 $60.28
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 3 $29.88
Stanley Removable 4 Cup Office Supplies Organizer Caddy for Scissors, Pens, Pencils, Notepads Art Supplies and other Desk Essentials, White (SCICAD) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $5.03 1 $5.03

Materials cost

$105.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$5.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.06

Total project goal

$167.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.08

1 Donor

-$142.02

Donations toward project cost

-$142.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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