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Ms. Vasquez from Converse TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencil in Their Future and More!

Help me give my students the peace of mind of learning with pencils and more provided.

  • $640 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager to learn but don't always have the supplies needed. More than 50% of my students are from low income families. Some are homeless, come from single parent homes, are parents themselves and/or military families. Some have rare diseases or diseases that need more attention than a pencil. I also work with students in an evening school program who need to help their families during the day and to prevent complete drop out, they attend school in the evenings and some Saturdays.

My Project

The use of paper and pencils is a daily activity in my Algebra classroom. The use of whiteboards and expo markers allow me to see exactly what they are doing, as well as provide an easy place for them to show and share their work. What becomes a problem is the fact that the markers and pencils never seem to last and erasers seem to disappear. When something goes awry, students know that they can always ask for a pencil or paper. By having pencils, paper and other supplies ready for students we will be able to avoid all of these problems and focus on increasing their learning!

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and not whether their materials are going to work or not. These pencils and supplies will show my students someone cares for them by providing the pencils with no strings attached to be successful on their daily lessons and in life. The pencils help me by removing a source of conflict and stress from my class.

Ms. Vasquez
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 144/Box (14412) • Quill.com $18.69 10 $186.90
X-ACTO Model 41 Electric Pencil Sharpener, Metallic Beige (1606) • Quill.com $165.74 1 $165.74
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36/Box • Quill.com $34.99 2 $69.98
Roaring Spring College Ruled, Loose Notebook Filler Paper, 8.5" x 11", White, 500/Pack (83909) • Quill.com $8.49 5 $42.45
DIXON Erasers, Pink, 25/Box (79003) • Quill.com $4.07 10 $40.70

Materials cost

$505.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$543.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.89

Total project goal

$639.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$639.25

9 Donors

-$327.00

Donations toward project cost

-$283.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.05

Matching donations from our partners

-$305.19

Match offers toward project cost

-$259.41

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

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$0.00

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