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Mrs. Gunter from Thermal CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencil Challenge

My students need pencils, a different color for each month, and a pencil pouch for each student to keep them in.

  • $504 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are primarily from low socioeconomic households. Our school district has 90+% second language learners who need a wide variety of experiences to succeed. Our school is 40 miles away from the nearest shopping.

Our district provides little in the way of art supplies, P.E.

equipment, or project supplies. I have students who are gifted in many different areas, and it is my goal to help students succeed and have diverse experiences. I end up spending a lot of my own money.

My Project

Many of my students are not able to bring school supplies from home and often they have a difficult time being responsible for their classroom tools. I devised this method to encourage them to be mindful of their pencils and provide them with a specific place to keep them.

I give them a different color pencil each month, and they are expected to store their pencil in their pencil pouch when they are not using it.

They are then rewarded at the end of the month when they still have their pencil.

My students have greatly improved in their efforts to be responsible (and they love the different colors!)

Mrs. Gunter
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tatuo 18 Pack 3 Ring Pencil Pouch with Double Mesh Window Zipper Pencil Pouch Bags Pencil Case (Multicolor) • Amazon Business $35.99 2 $71.98
Hex Pencils (Full Size Hex Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Tested Non Toxic) (Latex Free Eraser) (Classroom Pencils) (Bulk Box of 144) (Silver) • Amazon Business $31.93 1 $31.93
Hex Pencils (Full Size Hex Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Tested Non Toxic) (Latex Free Eraser) (Classroom Pencils) (Bulk Box of 144) (Matte Black) • Amazon Business $31.93 1 $31.93
Hex Pencils (Full Size Hex Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Natural Wood) • Amazon Business $31.93 1 $31.93
Hex Pencils (Full Size Hex Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Neon Orange) • Amazon Business $31.93 1 $31.93
Hex Pencils (Full Size Hex Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Tested Non Toxic) (Latex Free Eraser) (Classroom Pencils) (Bulk Box of 144) (Red) (Black Lead) • Amazon Business $31.93 1 $31.93
Hex Pencils (Full Size Hex Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Tested Non Toxic) (Latex Free Eraser) (Classroom Pencils) (Bulk Box of 144) (Royal Blue) • Amazon Business $31.93 1 $31.93
Hex Pencils (Full Size Hex Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Neon Green) • Amazon Business $31.93 1 $31.93
Hex Pencils (Full Size Hex Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Tested Non Toxic) (Latex Free Eraser) (Classroom Pencils) (Bulk Box of 144) (Neon Yellow) • Amazon Business $31.93 1 $31.93
Hex Pencils (Full Size Hex Pencil with #2 Lead Available in a Variety of Colors) (Tested Non Toxic) (Latex Free Eraser) (Classroom Pencils) (Bulk Box of 144) (Golf Green) • Amazon Business $31.93 1 $31.93

Materials cost

$359.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.88

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$427.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.46

Total project goal

$503.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$503.08

1 Donor

-$427.62

Donations toward project cost

-$427.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$75.46

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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