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Ms. A. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Them Make Their Points!

The cost of the pencil sharpener, pencils, and paper is $253, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $253 goal

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I am a third grade teacher in an urban neighborhood. Sometimes even basic school supplies are not easy to obtain. The students in my class love to learn, share, and express themselves by making their point! Let them make their point on their pencils so they can make their point in writing! My students truly enjoy writing about anything and everything. However, sometimes not having a sharpened pencil or an extra sharpened pencil can be an inconvenience to an avid writer. And waiting in those long lines in the morning and afternoon during the "pencil sharpening break" (with the old fashioned sharpener) can get annoying. I would like my students to have more than enough pencils and paper and to limit the amount of time spent on sharpening pencils that gets in the way of instructional time. I have 21 students. I am requesting 21 packs of pencils, 21 pencil pouches, 21 packs of loose-leaf paper, and a high quality electronic sharpener. A sense of ownership is important to them and I know my students will be grateful for what they receive. These items in our classroom will really help in so many ways. The convenience and, of course, the necessity of having these supplies will definitely increase progress and productivity in our class.

Ms. A.
Grades 3-5
  • Altgeld Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DELUXE HEAVY-DUTY ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPENER -- Hunt-Boston Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill Corporation $40.49 1 $40.49
FILLER PAPER 101/2X8 WIDE RULED,200/PK -- Roaring Spring Wide-Ruled Filler Paper; 200 Sheets/Pk. • Quill Corporation $2.42 21 $50.82
DIXON PENCIL NO.2 1/2 MED • Nasco $1.87 21 $39.27
SPACEMAKER BOX -- Rogers Spacemaker Pencil Cases; Clear • Quill Corporation $1.79 21 $37.59

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