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  • $196 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Everyday Stuff on Hand

My students need a few basic necessities, such as markers, pencil sharpeners and hole punches, on hand in the classroom to keep the learning flowing along smoothly.

My Students

I teach 8th grade Social Studies and Science in a small rural district in Mississippi. We are a small school with limited budgets, especially when it comes to consumable classroom supplies and replacement equipment as things wear out.

Like all good things in life, nothing lasts forever - not even pencil sharpeners!

When dealing with 8th grade students, classroom equipment can take a pounding. Pencil sharpeners and hole-punchers tend to get a good workout on an almost daily basis. Even the best succumb to the naturally enthusiastic ministrations of 8th grade kids. And then there are dry-erase markers. Suffice it to say that writing on the board is a very popular activity!

My Project

A good pencil sharpener's value in a school classroom is self-evident. Hole punchers allow the kids to organize their notes and handouts in binders and folders, teaching them to be responsible for their materials and to take ownership of their education. These seem like simple things but it is often the simple things that can make the most difference.

I hope we'll be able to sharpen a pencil to write a thank-you note in the near future.

We could even use a dry erase marker to decorate it! Thank you in advance for considering my proposal.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quill Brand Dry Erase Markers Chisel Point, Black, 1 Dozen • Quill $10.79 2 $21.58
X-ACTO Teacher Pro Desktop Electric Pencil Sharpener Blue/Black • Quill $40.49 1 $40.49
Swingline 2-Hole Punch with Comfort Handle Black • Quill $21.59 1 $21.59
Quill Brand One-Touch 3-Hole Punches 40-Sheet • Quill $37.34 1 $37.34

Materials cost

$121.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$166.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.35

Total project goal

$195.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$195.64

2 Donors

-$195.64

Donations toward project cost

-$166.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

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