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Mrs. Finnegan from Rohnert Park CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencil Control!

My students need quality pencil sharpeners that they can use during instruction, extra pencils, erasers, pouches, and somewhere to store it all! These tools will help us organize our learning environment, and control our pencil consumption.

  • $177 goal

This project expired on October 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our class is full of colorful, talented and caring students, many of whom have challenges when it comes to academic learning. However, the one thing we can all agree on is our love for hands-on, exploratory learning.

We are one class in a small TK-5, collaborative school that works hard to make learning more fun and engaging for our students.

My students love to ask questions. They have a true desire to discover how things work and why.

They crave to explore their environment, and during these times you really see their passion for learning shine.

My Project

We are in need of an electric pencil sharpener that can handle colored pencils, erasers, pouches, and pencils! This year we are trying a new method to help try to encourage students to keep and take care of their supplies. Each student will get a pencil pouch, and eight pencils with an eraser. They will get rewarded for turning in eight intact pencils at the end of the week.

Something happens in fourth grade that creates an abyss, where pencils just seem to disappear!

These supplies will make a huge difference to the productivity of my students, as they will have the basic materials needed to get their work done.

Mrs. Finnegan
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3-Tier Metal Mesh Storage Utility Cart with Brake Caster Wheels, Rolling Cart with Removable Handle, Turquoise • Amazon Business $53.99 1 $53.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
baotongle 50 PCS Clear Color Zip Up PVC A5 Paper Document File Bill Zipper Bag Pencil Pouch • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
TecUnite 24 Pack Mini Metal Pencil Sharpeners Double Holes Manual Pencil Sharpener with Steel Blades for Students Artists School Supplies • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Neenah Exact Index, 8.5" x 11", 90 lb/163 gsm, Gray, 250 Sheets (49191) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79

Materials cost

$108.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$150.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.49

Total project goal

$176.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$176.59

2 Donors

-$153.10

Donations toward project cost

-$150.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.49

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$0.00

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

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Project Activity

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