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Mrs. Truesdell from Brentwood CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Us Sharp!

My students need two classpacks of colored pencils some manual sharpeners and two electric pencil sharpeners.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach over 350 students each year! My 8th grade Health students rotate each semester. We write something every period of every day, so my pencil sharpener gets used a lot!

We are a Title I school as well as a California Distinguished School, and my students are used to working hard.

Most of them use pencils rather than pens, so a good sharpener is essential. My students love to get creative, so I incorporate color whenever I can. We need more colored pencils as well as an efficient sharpener that is colored pencil-compatible!

My Project

The electric pencil sharpeners that I am requesting will keep up with the demands of the more than 350 students that I teach each year. In addition to daily writing in each class, we also complete a variety of projects and activities that require colored pencils. These get dull quickly and cannot be sharpened by my current sharpener.

Having new colored pencils and a fast, efficient way to sharpen them will promote student learning because having the best materials will allow them to complete their best work.

Furthermore, the quiet volume of these two sharpeners will help minimize classroom disturbance while they are being used. (I have to stop teaching every time a student uses my current sharpener because it is so loud). I am also requesting a few manual sharpeners that can be kept at each table. All of this will reduce student frustration and ultimately lead to a better quality of work. Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Truesdell
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Colored Pencil Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $27.05 2 $54.10
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $49.66 1 $49.66
Prismacolor Premier Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $5.33 8 $42.64
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87

Materials cost

$171.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.74

Total project goal

$258.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.25

3 Donors

-$118.01

Donations toward project cost

-$118.01

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$119.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$101.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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