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Ms. Stokes from Society Hill SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Everyday Essentials

Help me give my students paper in which to complete assignments and a new pencil sharpener to replace our current one.

  • $205 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a small, rural community school housing 4K-8th grades with over 50% of students living in poverty. A typical day in my classroom is very busy! I am a special needs teacher that has students coming and going about every 30 minutes to an hour to work on remedial skills and individualized goals.

All my students have a documented disability, primarily in reading, writing, and/or math.

During my time with them each day, they work hard and are always trying their best to improve.

My Project

My students use standard pencils and colored pencils daily. Keeping all these pencils sharpened has put a strain on our small sharpener. Having a higher capacity pencil sharpener will allow for easier and quicker sharpening allowing for more instructional and work time.

My students often have sensory issues that affect their sight causing them to strain or rub their eyes.

Therefore, using colored paper for assignments helps to alleviate some of that strain making it easier for them to focus on the assignment. Because each student has a documented disability, they require an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Most IEPs are 7 to 10 pages in length and require several copies. Regular copy paper is required in order to print and copy these documents.

Ms. Stokes
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (1670) • Staples Advantage $48.39 1 $48.39
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $39.23 1 $39.23
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Lilac, 500/Ream (14782) • Staples Advantage $6.14 1 $6.14
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Salmon, 500/Ream (14783) • Staples Advantage $6.14 1 $6.14
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Turquoise, 500/Ream (14784) • Staples Advantage $5.69 1 $5.69
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Green, 500/Ream (14781) • Staples Advantage $5.31 1 $5.31
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Goldenrod, 500/Ream (14788) • Staples Advantage $5.31 1 $5.31
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Pink, 500/Ream (14779) • Staples Advantage $5.31 1 $5.31
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Blue, 500/Ream (14786) • Staples Advantage $5.31 1 $5.31
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Canary, 500/Ream (14787) • Staples Advantage $5.31 1 $5.31

Materials cost

$132.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$173.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.61

Total project goal

$204.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$204.05

3 Donors

-$191.55

Donations toward project cost

-$162.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.73

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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