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Ms. K. Davis from Birmingham AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils for Kids!

Help me give my students mechanical pencils because we will not use our pencils sharpener due to COVID-19

  • $223 goal

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My Students

I have a large but engaged group of 6th grade kids that love to complete assignments with mechanical pencils. My students usually get themselves ready for school and tend to forget basic school supplies like pencils. Due to COVID-19 my pencil sharpener will be out of use due to possible contamination of germs not to mention constantly sharpening pencils take away from instruction time and planning. We would like several hundred mechanical pencils!

My Project

Being a Social Studies teacher during a pandemic is understanding that tour students are living through a moment in time that needs to be document and learned from in order to understand the importance of historical events. Students will use these mechanical pencils for writhing assignments such as: current events, bellringers, remote note taking, journal entries, essay brainstorming, map skills, homework quizzes and test. Something as simple as having a pencil that doesn't constantly needs sharpening goes a long way with students especially when some don't have something as simple as a pencil they like. One would be surprised the confidence a student can have from a great pencil!

Ms. K. Davis
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 125 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Mechanical Pencil, Yellow, No. 2 Medium Lead, 24/Pack (26930-CC) $2.91 50 $145.50

Materials cost

$145.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$11.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$189.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.45

Total project goal

$222.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$222.99

5 Donors

-$107.08

Donations toward project cost

-$98.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.56

Matching donations from our partners

-$107.08

Match offers toward project cost

-$91.02

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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