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Ms. Esrick from Seattle WA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils Need Sharpening...and Lined Paper!

My students need an electric pencil sharpener, lined notebook paper and some markers and pens for annotating as they read.

  • $220 goal

This project expired on June 18, 2012.

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My Students

My students have been using those little plastic pencil sharpeners that "eat" their pencils and take 10 minutes to fully sharpen. They keep asking if I "will ever get an electric pencil sharpener?" We have also run out of lined notebook paper and colorful markers/pens for annotating text.

My students are 9th-12th graders, at a small, urban, high poverty high school in Washington state.

Half of my students are ELL and really want to succeed. They are working hard to improve their English and learn about US History. They are funny, fun and curious, and I feel honored to be able to work with them.

My Project

As I mentioned above, we are in need of some very basic supplies which my school cannot provide. We want to be able to use our sharpened pencils, lined paper and some colorful markers to make reading certain text more interesting and to revise/edit each other's writing.

Unfortunately my school is not able to provide basic resources which my students need to be able to learn.

An electric pencil sharpener in particular will save time that students waste on trying to sharpen their pencils by hand.

Ms. Esrick
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCIL SHARPENER ELECTRIC 1799 POWERHOUSE • ABC School Supply, Inc $31.30 1 $31.30
PAPER COMPOSITION 16# WHT 8.5X11 3/8-REAM - SCHOOL SMART • ABC School Supply, Inc $6.83 5 $34.15
MARKER SHARPIE 12 COLOR SET FINE SET OF 12 • ABC School Supply, Inc $9.49 2 $18.98
FLUID CORR X COVERAGE WE PACK OF 12 • ABC School Supply, Inc $14.24 1 $14.24
MARKERS CRAYOLA WASHABLE SUPER TIPS SET OF 50 • ABC School Supply, Inc $8.54 1 $8.54
PENS FLAIR POINT GUARD SET OF 16 • ABC School Supply, Inc $18.99 1 $18.99

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