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  • $199 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Much To Do with Nothing!

My students need a new heavy duty electric pencil sharpener.

My Students

R.I.P. May our dearly departed pencil sharpener rest in peace. After much use, our electric pencil sharpener has trimmed its last tip. The poor thing has expired from too much love and attention.

I teach two classes of 24 students each Literacy and Social Studies.

A large majority of my students are English Language Learners and need the connection between reading and writing emphasized. My students, also, come from an economically disadvantaged background. Most of them have limited access to even the most basic of school supplies.

My Project

By nature, we spend a lot of our time linking our reading to writing. Therefore, pencils are well used and often dull. With a population of Economically Disadvantaged students, the pencils they are able to bring to school are not high quality and therefore do not sharpen well in the wall mounted pencil sharpener. The electric sharpener we previously had has moved on to greener pastures and we are trying to make do with several dull hand held pencil sharpeners and a cranky (haha) wall mounted sharpener that does little except chew up the cheap pencils.

Without, the basic of necessities-- a sharpened pencil-- students are not able to engage in the simplest of written activities.

We spend a great deal of time connecting reading, writing, and social studies to increase learning. Without sharpened pencils, we cannot get this done. By supporting this grant, our classroom will once again be on point! Your help will allow my class to flourish in a literacy rich environment written by the students themselves.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO High-Volume Electric Pencil Sharpener • Quill $121.49 1 $121.49

Materials cost

$121.49

Vendor shipping charges

$1.21

State sales tax

$9.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$169.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.82

Total project goal

$198.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.82

2 Donors

-$92.00

Donations toward project cost

-$84.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$99.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 48 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Horace Mann and 2 other donors.

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