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Ms. G from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! We Need A Sharpener That Works!

Help me give my students a heavy duty pencil sharpener that won’t break!

  • $176 goal

This project expired on January 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so very fortunate to have an ENL class that is made up of so many diverse children. Many of my students are immigrants from Bangladesh and come to this country not knowing English. I have the opportunity and privilege to help them become accustomed to the American culture. Many of my students' parents are also very involved In learning the English language.

Being new to the country, many of my students are eager and excited to learn.

They often help each other and watching them soak up the English language and culture is wonderful!

My Project

You would not believe how much time is wasted sharpening pencils throughout the day. Or how many sharpeners a classroom goes through in a single year!

A quality pencil sharpener is an essential tool for an effective classroom.

You may be thinking really something as simple as a pencil sharpener is so important in a classroom. Well it really is! Having a quality and heavy duty sharpener would solve a lot of problems! Time will not be wasted by students standing in front of a broken sharpener trying to sharpen a pencil. A quality sharpener can get multiple pencils sharpened quickly. Students will be prepared for the day or days to come with sharpened pencils in their pencil case. I will be able to have dozens of pencils sharpened quickly for any kiddo who may need it. Teachers like myself know the feeling of having another broken sharpener or standing in front of one that barely works. Time shouldn’t be wasted on a pencil. Please help this become a thing of the past in my room! Thank you!

Ms. G
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bostitch SuperPro 6 Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener • Nasco $94.35 1 $94.35
Ticonderoga Striped Pencils - Pkg. of 10 • Nasco $4.30 3 $12.90

Materials cost

$107.25

Vendor shipping charges

$10.72

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.40

Total project goal

$175.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.98

2 Donors

-$90.16

Donations toward project cost

-$79.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.12

match offer

-$82.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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