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Mrs. Devillier from Lafayette LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! I Need a Pencil

Help me give my students sharped pencils and dry erase markers to solve math problems.

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the pleasure to teach 40 curious third graders. I teach math and science. I love encouraging students to be curious about the world around them and recognize math in their real lives.

Eighty precent of my students fall well below the poverty line.

Many come to school without supplies or very few My students lack the support needed from their homes, so it is up to me to give them what they need. I often spend my own money to purchase supplies needed in the classroom.

Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting our future employees.

My Project

Solving math problems requires lots of practice. Students are in constant need of a sharpened pencil.

We desperately need a new pencil sharpener and extra pencils to get us through the school year.

Students will save time using an electric sharpener intern giving them more learning time. Students often forget to bring a pencil to class, so the purchased pencils will be for their use.

We also use dry erase boards daily in my classroom. An ongoing problem is that we run out of dry erase markers quickly.

You donation will help purchase supplies needed for students to continue practicing math problems with out issues.

Mrs. Devillier
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO 82001 Low-Odor Bullet Black Dry Erase Markers For Use On Whiteboards, Glass and Non-porous Surfaces; Ideal for Classrooms, Offices and Homes, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $11.29 4 $45.16
Bostitch SuperPro 6 Extra Heavy Duty Classroom Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, 6-Holes, Black/Gray (EPS12HC) • Amazon Business $43.88 1 $43.88
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
BIC Dry Erase Markers (BICGDEM11BK) • Amazon Business $6.88 4 $27.52
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49

Materials cost

$165.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$211.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.40

Total project goal

$249.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$249.33

3 Donors

-$200.00

Donations toward project cost

-$170.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$49.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$41.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.40

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$0.00

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