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Mrs. Dido from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Dido's Class Needs a Sharpener!

My students need a pencil sharpener that works and will last. We have tried a myriad of tools and we need something industrial strength that will last for years to come!

  • $267 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are majority English Language Learners from a lower socio-economic community. We are located in Santa Rosa, the center of the Tubbs Fire in Northern California in October 2017.

I teach Regular and Advanced English and have very thoughtful future poets and writers that are excited to use their voices both in person and in their writing.

They are eager to use their monumental experience of the fire and starting Middle School to create stories and poems. Thank you!

My Project

"I need to sharpen my pencil!" Students are excited to learn and I provide them with pencils if they need them. At times, kids can be rough on supplies, so buying a durable pencil sharpener for writing and art will be incredibly helpful. This is why we need the Xacto 41 Sharpener which is an industrial strength sharpener that will last!

When a student can be prepared in a quick and efficient manner, they keep up with class.

If they cannot sharpen their pencil because it is broken or too many people are in line, it can take away from valuable learning.

Mrs. Dido
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO Model 41 Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener Metallic Beige • Staples Advantage $177.99 1 $177.99

Materials cost

$177.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$226.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.05

Total project goal

$267.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$267.00

4 Donors

-$247.00

Donations toward project cost

-$209.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.05

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

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$0.00

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