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Ms. S. from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharp Pencils- Sharp Minds

Help me give my students the necessary basics to make it through the school year. Pencils and glue sticks are used numerous times a week and our supply is depleted very quickly.

  • $169 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse mix of 5 and 6-year-old 1st graders who are learning to read, write, and do math in two languages.

Our school is in an economically disadvantaged area in Houston, Texas.

Most of my students meet the low-income qualifications for free or reduced-price lunch and are barely getting their basic needs met. Our school has reached out to the community for support and is receiving an abundance of help. Unfortunately, the help that is given is for items of necessity, (food, clothing, school supplies) and not much excess.

Although the parents provide supplies at the beginning of the school year, the resources still remain limited.

My Project

As a 1st-grade Dual Language teacher, I have to rely on hands-on activities and manipulatives to convey the content of my lessons. My students do a lot of writing, drawing, cutting and pasting to demonstrate that they have mastered the lesson that was taught.

Keeping pencils sharp will ensure that the students have the resources needed to sharpen their minds.

Although some of my students struggle to speak English, they are very competent when it comes to demonstrating their comprehension.

Adding a nice pencil sharpener, along with an abundance of pencils and glue to our classroom will give my students what they need to show what they know.

Ms. S.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO School Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue (1670) • Staples Advantage $48.39 1 $48.39
Avery Glue Stic, Washable, Nontoxic, Permanent Adhesive, 1.27 oz., 18 Sticks, Value Pack (00192) • Staples Advantage $27.99 1 $27.99
Staples Permanent Glue Sticks, 28 oz., 36/Pack (44777) • Staples Advantage $21.48 1 $21.48
Dixon Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 144/Box (14412) • Staples Advantage $13.29 1 $13.29

Materials cost

$111.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.20

Total project goal

$168.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.02

3 Donors

-$167.85

Donations toward project cost

-$142.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.03

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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