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Mrs. Clay from Charlotte NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharp Minds Need Sharp Pencils!

Help me give my students pencil sharpeners to keep pencils as sharp as their minds!

  • $270 goal

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My Students

Teaching 6th grade, never a dull moment! This is my heart. THEY are my heart. Each day is a new beginning, and my students are eager to learn. My theme this year revolves around the rainbow! I want my children to know kindness, and show kindness..(I am also starting a Kids for Kindness after school club) Each child is diverse as are the colors of a rainbow, and background will not hinder their learning. Hands-on and movement sparks thoughtful minds!

This is why I would like 3 pencil sharpeners so my students will be able to sharpen colored pencils as well as standard pencils.

Kindness club kids/and in the classroom entitles many hours of writing, and I feel this will benefit all for ease of keeping pencils sharp to keep their minds sharp!

My Project

Students are constantly writing! Their minds are sharp, quit-witted in 6th grade. Failing pencils stop their flow when students get frustrated over the manual pencil sharpener which dulls quickly! I love to see students engaged and learning-happily!

Having 3 electric sharpeners placed around the room will ease the minds of students getting frustrated by not having sharpened pencils.

Sharpeners placed strategically around the room by group settings will help movement in the classroom, as well as wait time to get their pencils sharpened.

6th graders do many projects/activities that require colored pencils as well, this will help with keeping minds active knowing students will not have to worry about sharp tips! I know kindness counts, and this will be super for positive attitudes when students see their work displayed with their neatly written and/or colored masterpieces.

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Mrs. Clay
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $30.37 3 $91.11
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $30.37 3 $91.11

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