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Ms. Maisonet from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils! Pencils! Pencils!

My students need the basic supplies like pencils and an electric pencil sharpener, that a classroom asks for.

  • $197 goal

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My Students

They say to never start an essay with a quote, or a sentence with the word “but.” But, I’m a Special Education teacher, not an English teacher, so I will defer to the words of Tupac Shakur to provide a proper introduction:

You see, you wouldn’t ask why the rose that grew from the concrete had damaged petals.

On the contrary, we would all celebrate its tenacity.

We would all love its will to reach the sun.

The children that I teach in New York City’s Chelsea projects are these roses disguised as students. The concrete that they’ve grown from has empowered them with the strength to weather the harshest storms.

At our school, we work hard to celebrate the tenacity of these students, but our little school is also, in a sense, a rose that grew from the concrete. However, thanks to our students, who come to school every day with a positive attitude and work ethic, our school has grown to a great place of learning and education. It’s time to show these students how much we appreciate them!

My Project

My students have often needed pencils and other supplies outside of their classroom to complete assignments. While my top priority is to make sure my students are given everything they need in the classroom, it is also my priority to make sure they have what they need at home to complete assignments. This comes in the form of basic supplies such as pencils.

Up to this point, I have given my students as much as I can, and now we are facing a decline in supplies in the classroom.

Pencils would go a long way as well as a sharpener and somewhere to place them.

Ms. Maisonet
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ110 - Regular At-Your-Seat Storage Sack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 5 $54.95
X-ACTO School Pro 1670 Electric Pencil Sharpener • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
Staples Pencil Cup, Hanging White Mesh • Staples Advantage $2.99 6 $17.94
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Staples Advantage $17.49 1 $17.49

Materials cost

$135.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$167.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.54

Total project goal

$196.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$196.94

1 Donor

-$167.40

Donations toward project cost

-$167.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.54

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$0.00

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