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Ms. Emert from Allentown PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep our Pencils as Sharp as our Minds

Help me give my students a pencil sharpener so that we can keep our pencils and minds nice and sharp!

  • $193 goal

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My Students

The students I teach are in a special education class for students with Autism. The students have unique needs and struggle daily with significant communication and learning needs. They work every day on their life skills, daily living skills, and communication.

My students also live in a high poverty area, which makes our school even more unique, because they may not always have everything need at home.

My highly diverse learners oftentimes need some sort of tool to be more successful. Despite challenges at home and in the community, my students are enthusiastic, inquisitive, and thoughtful. In my classroom, we work with our students to work hard daily to improve their communication, behavior and academic skills.

My Project

My students love when they are able to use color changing pencils to complete their work. We are in need of a pencil sharpener to sharpener our colored pencils, as well as, our regular pencils. My students use different size pencils when working to help hold their grip better.

We need pencils to learn, but how will we use the if they aren't sharp?

My students each have a pencil box to hold all of their classroom essentials in. We have been using the same ones for 3 years, and they are starting to show their age and their wear.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 10 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO ProX Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black/Silver (1612) • Staples Advantage $69.99 1 $69.99
Sterilite 17224812 Small Pencil Box, Splash Tint, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Color Changing Mood Pencil with Eraser Wooden Pencils Heat Activated Color Changing Pencils Thermochromic Assorted Colors (60 Pieces) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Bostitch Personal Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (EPS4-BLUE) • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89

Materials cost

$131.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$163.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.91

Total project goal

$192.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$192.75

4 Donors

-$187.66

Donations toward project cost

-$160.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.50

match offer

-$4.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$3.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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