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

Student-led project

Let's Stay Sharp!

We need a heavy duty electric pencil sharpener for our classroom. There are students from three structured classes all utilizing one pencil sharpener.

  • $177 goal

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About My Students

Veronica, finishing her High School Diploma so she can further her education to become a kindergarten teacher.

Ana, is doing everything to finish her High School Diploma for a better education and a better future.

Samia, finishing her High School Diploma so she can go to college to become a nurse. She has always wanted to be a nurse so she can help others.

Mayra finished her High School Diploma in Mexico but now is attending EPIC High School to earn the United States equivalent.

Students do a lot of writing projects producing clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience. Students develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing and rewriting. They write several times a day anything from quick-writes to essays, and solve mathematical equations. We currently have a pencil sharpener that is glitchy. We need a heavy duty pencil sharpener to allow us to "stay sharp."

In Their Own Words

It would be great to have a heavy duty classroom pencil sharpener that works so we can write with ease and without delay. We would like to make life easier and work more efficiently. We selected one that is easy to use and heavy duty to meet the high demand. It would easily fit perfectly into our classroom. Sharp pencils are vital to our classroom use.

The leadership opportunity involved in creating this project involved input from each of us as to what would be the best choice to pursue. We collaborated together to make the decision. It is something everyone will use extensively. We need a device that is heavy duty and dependable in our classroom.

The choice of this device for our classroom is important to me and my school community. We have numerous groups using our building that include three English as a Second Language (ESL), GED classes, and our Epic de Cesar Chavez class which offers high school diplomas for adults in our community. With the heavy use we encounter, we need something that is up to the task.

Mrs. Sparks
Grades 9-12
  • EPIC de Cesar Chavez - Lamont
  • Lamont, CA

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ES119 - Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
LA926 - Lakeshore Jumbo Colored Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99

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