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Ms. Mapp from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils! Pencils! Pencils!

My students need pencils, erasers, and a pencil pouches for the school year.

  • $240 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a low-income/high poverty, urban school district. They are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom, with challenges including emotional trauma, a high mobility rate, and many other special needs. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and 99% receive a free lunch and breakfast. My students are 70% Hispanic and 30% African-American. The majority of my students are far below the national and state standards in reading and math.

My Project

Having pencils will help the students to be prepared to work every day. The pencil pouches will help them to be organized too! With an assigned pencil pouch each, students will be responsible for 5 pencils and an eraser. Their job is to keep their pencils in good condition for a week. At the end of the week the pouches will be collected and pencils will be sharpened or replaced if necessary. Whoever keeps all 5 of their pencils and eraser in their pouch will receive a prize to start off the next week.

Students are challenged to care and be responsible for their belongings.

With these resources, they will be ready to learn for the school day and spend less time looking for or sharpening pencils. My goal is to enhance organization, preparation, and responsibility skills for their life after elementary!

Ms. Mapp
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Pencil Case With Zipper, Assorted Colors • Staples Advantage $2.49 40 $99.60
X-ACTO School Pro 1670 Electric Pencil Sharpener • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
Staples Yellow Pencils, No. 2, Soft, 72/Pk (10434) • Staples Advantage $8.49 2 $16.98
Dixon Pink Carnation Eraser, Medium, Dozen • Staples Advantage $3.21 3 $9.63

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