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Mr. Renteria from Dallas TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

My Pencil Sharpener Is About to Retire!

Help me give my students an electric pencil sharpener, pencils, and chart paper in order to continue solving word problems in the classroom.

  • $189 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are hard working and very creative. They always give it their best at any challenge I give them. They are great problem solvers and love using manipulatives and technology in the classroom. Most of my students come from low income households. I try to teach and expose them to different experiences that will enrich their knowledge and help them become better students. My goal is to make them great problem solvers and use these skills in the real world.

My Project

My students and I do a lot of writing in Math every day and we need help to continue doing it. We solve word problems every day in the classroom. They also write their own math word problems, but we are running out of pencils and our pencil sharpener is old and it doesn't work like it used to. Students waste time trying to sharpen pencils since ours doesn't work properly. Students end up using pencil sharpeners they bring from home but it takes time to get them all sharpened. I also do writing using chart paper but I have ran out and I have not been able to do more anchor charts. Students love to refer back to the anchor charts I create using the chart paper. With this project we will be able to quickly sharpen pencils, as well as have enough pencils to continue working in the classroom and chart paper to keep creating anchor charts for my students.

Mr. Renteria
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Yellow Pencils, No. 2, Soft, 72/Pk (10434) • Staples Advantage $10.19 5 $50.95
Staples Power Extreme Electric Pencil Sharpener, Heavy-Duty, Black (21834) • Staples Advantage $41.14 1 $41.14
TA3385 - Unruled Chart Tablet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $17.99 2 $35.98

Materials cost

$128.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$159.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.23

Total project goal

$188.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$188.22

2 Donors

-$62.74

Donations toward project cost

-$53.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.41

match offer

-$125.48

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.82

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$0.00

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