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Mrs. Preddie-St. Clair from Indianapolis IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharp and Ready

Help me give my students supplies of pencils, an electric sharpener and markers to help them prepare for classwork.

  • $299 goal

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My Students

"Getting prepared for class"

My students are part of one of the largest public school district in Indiana.

They are also part of the most ethnically diverse group with many languages and different socio-economic backgrounds in the city of Indianapolis. Yet, these students with many unfortunate stories, are motivated to do the best they can. They have been taught that ‘We are Products of Our Expectations,” and they should expect the best of and for themselves.

My wish is to allow them the opportunity to be independent in the classroom.

In order to be prepared for class, my students need pencils, markers, and a sharpener that works,

My Project

As we continue into the New School Year, we realize that sharpening pencils take up a lot of valuable time, and markers dry out quickly. For many of them, acquiring the necessary supplies that make it easy to organize their work and projects is difficult.

With an electric pencil sharpener, markers and more pencils, less time will be used to get ready for work.

My Project

A good working pencil sharpener, markers and pencils, that will allow my students more time to do classwork instead of struggling with tools that do not work.

It is crucial that students worry less about supplies and more about their learning.

Mrs. Preddie-St. Clair
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bostitch QuietSharp Glow Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black/Silver (EPS11HC) • Staples Advantage $104.49 1 $104.49
Crayola Classic Kid's Markers, Fine Point, Assorted, 10/Pack (58-7726) • Staples Advantage $5.19 10 $51.90
Crayola Washable Super Tips Markers, 50/Pack • Staples Advantage $12.49 2 $24.98
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 72/Pack (33904) • Staples Advantage $17.49 1 $17.49
Sharpie FLIP CHART Water Based Markers, Bullet Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (22478) • Staples Advantage $5.77 2 $11.54
Staples Remarx Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (25100) • Staples Advantage $9.89 1 $9.89

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