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Mr. Travis
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Sharp Pencils: Sharp Minds

My students need pencil sharpeners to do their work and tape to show it off.

My Students

My classroom is filled with different levels of learners. This year I am focusing on pushing the high ability students to do more. My school has a diverse mixture of students from all over Indianapolis. We have students that are immigrants from East Africa and we have students that have never left Indiana. We have students that are excellent readers and writers and we have students that struggle to read the most basic texts.

By using a literature of all levels in my classroom, I am pushing the high ability students to do more while also pushing the lower level students to achieve as much as they can.

My Project

My classroom is equipped with a handcranked pencil sharpener. It works but it takes just the right amount of pressure and inevitably grinds brand new pencils down to stubs.

With an electric sharpener, we can all have sharp pencils to write down our insightful thoughts.

I am also requesting some hand sharpeners for colored pencils, a broom to clean up small messes, and tape to hang up our wonderful work.

These supplies are small but will make a huge difference. The pencil sharpener is a major upgrade to the classroom because our current situation allows for students to waste time and energy trying to get their pencils sharpened instead of using that energy on their learning.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO TeacherPro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, SmartStop, Black • Amazon Business $34.76 2 $69.52
O-Cedar Angler Angle Broom With Dust Pan • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
TIANBO FIRST General Purpose Home and Office Masking Tape, 0.94-Inch x 60-Yards, 9 Rolls • Amazon Business $16.58 1 $16.58
Staedtler Manual Pencil Sharpener (STD51163) Colors & Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $3.69 4 $14.76
Staples Invisible Tape 12 Pack (Each 36 yards) • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37

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This project will reach 95 students.

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