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  • $160 goal

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Mrs. w.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Missing the point! We need a new electric sharpener.

My students need a new pencil sharpener! Our classroom has sharpened their skills through two this year alone. Now my students waiste precious time going to another area within our school to sharpen their precious tool. Can anyone help we will write a thankyou note back with our newly sharpened pencils?

My third grade classroom is in a low-income community. Our inclusive classroom includes several students with special needs and English language learners.

My students love constantly writing all day! However, our second pencil sharpener of the year broke and now my students must leave the classroom to use a sharpener in another area of the school. Imagine having a great idea, sitting down to put it on paper, realizing you first must walk through the hall to find another sharpener. By the time you return to your seat, your bright ideas has slipped away from your mind and that perfect answer, solution, or word is no longer in your head. If we had another sharpener in our classroom, precious time and thought would not be lost as our students left the room to sharpen their pencils.

We are requesting two pencil sharpeners, so the next time our students will always have the opportunity to sharpen their pencils without wandering the school. As great students, ours students sometimes make mistakes and we can use a giant supply of erasers to correct our work!

Your donation will keep our students thinking, on-task, and able to complete their work! Thank you!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MOTIVATIONAL PENCILS ASST, 24 -- Dixon-Ticonderoga Teacher Award Pencils; Assorted Motivational • Quill Corporation $4.13 1 $4.13
DELUXE HEAVY-DUTY ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPENER -- X-ACTO by Boston Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill Corporation $44.99 2 $89.98
MAGIC RUB BLOCK ERASER, 12 PER PACK -- Sanford Magic Rub Eraser • Quill Corporation $7.37 1 $7.37

Materials cost

$101.48

Vendor shipping charges

$10.15

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$131.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.76

Total project goal

$159.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.76

3 Donors

-$154.12

Donations toward project cost

-$131.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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