Can you imagine sitting in an elementary school and not having a pencil or pencil sharpener to use? That’s my classroom. I teach in a low income school district, and each year more and more cuts are being made to our school and our supplies have dwindled away.
Our school has been drastically affected by the budget cuts, and my students are missing the basic necessities that are used daily in the classroom.
We lack the money and resources needed to purchase the materials that are needed for students' everyday use. Little things like pencils and pencil sharpeners are no longer in our supply closet, and it is up to the teachers to purchase these things for our classroom.
I am asking for two electric pencil sharpeners and pencils to help us stay focused during the day. These are items we use daily. Our current sharpener is no longer working. The students are using small handheld sharpeners, and we waste valuable learning time trying to sharpen pencils. Instead of focusing on learning, students are constantly worrying about their sharpened pencil. By providing us with these tools, we can take the worry out of the day, and we all will be prepared and ready to learn.
This request for pencils and pencil sharpeners will help create a learning environment that gives my students a fair chance.
Please consider funding my project. I promise we will use this donation daily in the classroom. Thank you for your time and commitment to my students and their education.
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