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Mrs. Howell from Neptune Beach FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils and Staples and Tape, Oh My!

My students need quality pencil sharpeners, staplers, and tape dispensers to be self-sufficient in the classroom. With enough supplies to go around, work time will be more efficient.

  • $310 goal

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My Students

My students work hard. We spend the day learning rigorous content. We work on science. We read. We write. We read. We read some more. My students are from various backgrounds with a range of abilities, and we push ourselves every day to learn and have fun.

My 5th graders are self-sufficient, they know how to run the classroom so that it runs like a well-oiled machine.

But 5th graders using staplers and pencil sharpeners make mistakes, and our supplies often end up broken over the course of the year.

Having new pencil sharpeners and staplers will keep our classroom running smoothly. When we have enough supplies to go around, it just makes everything we do a little easier.

My Project

We need X-acto pencil sharpeners with pencils to sharpen, as well as erasers to erase the mistakes we make with those pencils. We need Scotch tape dispensers and tape to hold our work together. We need a stapler (and you guessed it, staples) to attach work in our journals to keep track of our learning.

Having enough supplies to share in the classroom makes life easier.

No more waiting for 2 staplers to go around the room, or running out of pencils and tape. A well-supplied room let's us focus on what's important - learning! Less down time, more learning. That's what being in school is all about!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Swingline Stapler, Commercial Desk Stapler, 20 Sheets Capacity, Black, 1 Case of 12 Staplers (S7044401-CS) • Amazon Business $68.49 1 $68.49
Scotch Magic Tape, Writeable, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 6 Rolls (810K6) • Amazon Business $13.20 2 $26.40
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $9.39 2 $18.78
OfficePro Electric Pencil Sharpener - For School and Classroom, Helical Steel Blade Sharpens All Pencils Including Color, Auto-Stop Feature, Ultra-Portable - Batteries Included • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser Silvertech, Two-Tone (C60-ST) • Amazon Business $3.78 4 $15.12
Swingline Staples, Standard, 1/4 Length, 210/Strip, 25000-Count (5 pack) (S7035101) • Amazon Business $3.98 2 $7.96

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