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Ms. Faria from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils & Erasers Please!

Help me give my students just regular #2 beginner pencils and erasers and a pencil sharpener to perfect their writing!

  • $212 goal

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My Students

My students are wonderful! Most of my first graders are new to our country. Many are refugees, homeless, or live with many different people in their homes. My students are eager to learn, love school, and care for each other. We are a community of learners, a family. Together we are learning how to be students, good citizens, and friends.

If you were to visit our classroom, you would not know the struggles or obstacles that my young learners face every day.

I love my students. They know they can count on me and one another. We all work together to become the best that we can be.

My Project

My first grade students need pencils and erasers! My classroom practices lots of writing and math and it is critical that we buy the “beginner pencils” - the traditional #2 yellow pencils but slightly thicker. First graders use beginner pencils so they can have a better grip.

Each and every one of my students seeks to perfect their writing - often erasing the wrong word and re-writing it with the correct one – therefore, lots of pencils and erasers are needed.

They also come in handy during testing season also! An electric pencil sharpener is a plus to maintain our tools staying sharp as well! The amount of pencils and erasers requested is for the entire school year! Your donation will help us achieve our goal together!

Ms. Faria
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Eraser, Medium, 24/pk (70520) (70520) • Staples Advantage $9.99 5 $49.95
X-ACTO School Pro 1670 Electric Pencil Sharpener • Staples Advantage $46.99 1 $46.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 2 $34.98
Dixon Ticonderoga Beginners Primary Woodcase Pencils with Eraser, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 12/Bx • Staples Advantage $5.19 3 $15.57

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