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Mrs. Beers from Hartford CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

May I Have a Pencil?

My students need pencils in order to be academically successful both in school and at home.

  • $285 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fourth grade students are inquisitive, risk takers, determined, and enthusiastic. Their ideas, passion, and knowledge are truly inspiring. The students have a willingness to share and communicate with their peers that is a positive asset in the classroom.

My students walk into the class every morning knowing that they can rise to the challenges presented to them through hard work and perseverance.

The students are a diverse group of learners. They are encouraged to learn and grow at their own speed to become capable and confident learners.

My Project

My students need colorful pencils to be academically successful both in the classroom and at home. The students receive a pencil every Monday morning and must be responsible for the pencil throughout the course of the week. The students are also given pencils every month to take home for homework. The fun, motivational, and holiday-themed pencils create a weekly Monday morning surprise. They never know what kind of pencil they will see on their desk when they enter the classroom. The students are always excited to see something fun. It is wonderful to see how something so small and simple could be so much fun.

Mrs. Beers
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCIL AWARD PENCILS TREASURE SET OF 144 • School Specialty $32.16 1 $32.16
Musgrave Incentive Pencils, Happy Face • $4.33 6 $25.98
Moon Products Pencils by the Dozen, Tie Die • $5.09 4 $20.36
Musgrave Incentive Pencils, 4th Graders Are #1 • $2.63 6 $15.78
Musgrave Incentive Pencils, Multiplication Tables • $2.63 6 $15.78
Musgrave Pencil Company Owl Corral Motivational Pencil 12/Pack • $2.54 6 $15.24
Musgrave Incentive Pencils, Dancin' Monkey • $4.33 2 $8.66
Musgrave Incentive Pencils, Thanksgiving Glitz • $4.33 2 $8.66
Musgrave Incentive Pencils, Snowflake Glitters • $4.33 2 $8.66
Musgrave Incentive Pencils, Super Sports • $4.24 2 $8.48
PENCIL AWARD PENCILS HEARTS PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.62 2 $5.24
PENCIL READING ASSORTMENT • School Specialty $2.62 2 $5.24
PENCILS MERRY CHRISTMAS GLITZ ASST PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.62 2 $5.24
PENCILS SPRINGTIME EASTER ASST PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.62 2 $5.24
PENCIL AWARD PENCILS 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.62 2 $5.24
PENCILS HOLIDAY SNOWMAN ASST PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.62 2 $5.24

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