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Mrs. Holguin from Gilbert AZ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! Our Hand-Crank Pencil Sharpener Has Eaten All Our Pencils!

My students need some basic classroom supplies. We do have a crank style sharpener, but it mainly chews up the wood and spits out the pencil lead. We also are in need of white boards/markers.

  • $235 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students this year are an inquisitive bunch. Although they are young, they are not afraid to dive into difficult topics and they continually impress me with their thoughtfulness, their problem solving, and their determination to make this world a better place.

I have a wide range of abilities in my class.

We focus a lot on team exercises and cooperative learning. My kids bring with them many different backgrounds and experiences which have gone far to enrich each other’s learning.

My Project

My project is a simple one. The pencil sharpener has been a frustrating battle. New packs of pencils don’t last long before they are chewed into oblivion by our crank style sharpener bolted onto the counter near the sink.

White boards and markers- how I miss having these.

Unfortunately the ones I did have had to be left behind in my old room when I moved and switched schools. There are so many times when student response boards would help me quickly check for understanding before moving on in a lesson. It would also save us a lot of wasted paper during our math block. Although there are some things I prefer kept for future reference in their math journals, there are other instances where we just need to practice a skill.

Mrs. Holguin
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KC70 - Write & Wipe Lapboard - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 3 $86.97
Staples Power Extreme Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-Duty, Black • Staples Advantage $41.14 1 $41.14
DD338 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99

Materials cost

$156.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$199.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.22

Total project goal

$234.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$234.82

2 Donors

-$231.29

Donations toward project cost

-$199.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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