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Ms. T. from Goochland VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharp Pencils and Sharp Minds

My students need a pencil sharpener and various supplies to give them the necessary materials to be successful!

  • $452 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class ratio is 11 boys to 5 girls! Talk about lots of energy! We are busy from the moment students walk in the door. Students always have many stories about what happened last night and in their day so far.

Ours is a Title I school where many of our students receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

These students are so grateful for all the small things they receive, because they often have very little to call their own.

My Project

We have asked for pencil sharpeners and other writing tools to help us grow and learn each day. Currently we have one pencil sharpener that works off and on through out the day. Having a sharp pencil allows the students to feel prepared for handwritten assignments.

"Create your own work environment!" This is something I say to my students often.

We have requested directors chairs and clipboards so that the students can move about the room. Giving students choice allows them the opportunity to take ownership of their own learning. When students have choice and the necessary materials they are ready to do their very best!

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

This project will reach 16 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Westcott iPoint Evolution Axis Pencil Sharpener, Black (15510) • $59.46 2 $118.92
Flash Furniture Kid-Size Directors Chair, Gray (TYD03GY) • $48.59 2 $97.18
Oxford Twin-Pocket Fastener Folders, Assorted, 25/Box • $30.59 1 $30.59
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packing Tape, 1.88" x 54.6 yds, Clear, 4/Pack • $24.22 1 $24.22
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper Assorted Colors, 210 Sheets/Pack • $11.38 2 $22.76
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 12/pk (80699) • $13.99 1 $13.99
Quill Brand Cover Stock Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Blue • $11.89 1 $11.89
Quill Brand Cover Stock Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Green • $11.89 1 $11.89
Quill Brand Hardboard Tan Clipboards Letter size, 9x12-1/2" • $1.95 5 $9.75
Dixon Pencil Wedge Cap Erasers, Pink, 144/Box • $7.64 1 $7.64

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