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Ms. Yamamoto from Torrance CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharp Minds, Sharp Pencils

Help me give my students a new pencil sharpener, and allow our class to stay organized with an organizer cart.

  • $224 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first-year teacher working at a Title I school. I am teaching a combination 3rd/4th grade class. My students come from various backgrounds. Though we are learning remotely, they are always eager and ready to learn.

As a first-year teacher, my resources are quite limited and I would love to be able to supply them with enough materials to ensure they are able to receive the best education possible.

Due to budget cuts our students were only supplied with basic resources and materials.

My Project

As a first year teacher, I never anticipated teaching remotely. Due to the pandemic we are a hybrid classroom. I need a heavy duty pencil sharpener in the classroom so students will always have pencils ready to write and complete math assignments. Having sharpened pencils will save time and allow students to stay focused on their work.

It is never too early to teach students to be financially literate.

We are reviewing multiplication and I would like to tie in a financial literacy lesson so students will understand how to manage their money. The multipurpose storage cart will help us to stay organized as we prepare for all different types of lessons including one on financial literacy.

Ms. Yamamoto
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige $100.34 1 $100.34
Seville Classics Large 10-Drawer Multipurpose Mobile Rolling Utility Storage Organizer Cart, White $43.99 1 $43.99

Materials cost

$144.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$189.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.48

Total project goal

$223.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$223.18

1 Donor

-$94.85

Donations toward project cost

-$94.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$111.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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