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Mrs. Mundt from Minneapolis MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharp Students Need Sharp Pencils

My students need a new pencil sharpener and high-quality pencils that can be sharpened easily.

  • $156 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incredible. Being part of an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) school community has helped my students grow into incredibly caring, reflective, and empathetic individuals who want to make the world a better place through inquiry and action. Every day, my students are working on developing their understanding of universal concepts like reflection, perspective, and responsibility.

My school is an incredibly diverse place, and this diversity makes it a unique, vibrant place for students to learn and grow.

Students are from a range of backgrounds. Some come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, while others are living in more financially secure households. About a third of my students are Latino; another third are black or Somali; another third are white. About a third of my students are English language learners (ELLs). Many are considered advanced learners in need of advanced differentiation.

My Project

Pencils are an absolutely essential classroom supply. We've reached that time of year where most of our pencils are worn down and eraserless. The majority of our pencils that remain unsharpened are the type that get destroyed in the pencil sharpener or break immediately upon being used after sharpening.

We are in need of high-quality pencils that don't get destroyed in the sharpener, as well as a new pencil sharpener that has a sharp blade.

These Ticonderoga pencils will do the trick. The colors are an added plus that students enjoy. Students will use these pencils and this sharpener for nearly everything we do in the classroom, including vocabulary practice, math assignments, essay writing, and more!

Mrs. Mundt
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 Pencils, Black Lead, Box of 10, Assorted Color Barrels (13932) (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $18.91 4 $75.64
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87

Materials cost

$100.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$132.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.30

Total project goal

$155.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$155.32

5 Donors

-$131.79

Donations toward project cost

-$115.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.77

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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