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Mrs. Pashley from Schenectady NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharpen Our Way Into Learning

Help me give my students a pencil sharpener our classroom sharpener has been broken, and we need a new one to help with our daily learning. We need speakers for our commuter to listen to our presentations.

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a very diverse and high poverty area. My students attend an urban school district. Many of my students experience trauma on a daily basis. My students move often and have a very high transient rate from school to school. My student therefore have many social and emotional needs, and require many unique and basic supplies to be successful through the year. My students really appreciate the small things in life, a new pencil, folder, and crayons.

My students need many things in order to be successful in school, sometimes just the basic supplies.

My Project

Please help us get a pencil sharpener for our room. We spend so much time with our manual sharpeners. It is a waste of time. Time we can save learning. We also need speakers so we can listen to our presentations that we create. We also need speakers to listen to books and authors. Another reason our sharpener will greatly help us, is because our manual sharpener's break our pencils, this would save so many pencils that just break or won't sharpen in the manual sharpener.

We will also use the computer speakers to access educational websites like flowcabulary, brainpop, reading a-z, myon, and so much more.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $125.21 1 $125.21
GOgroove 2MX LED Computer Speakers with Passive Subwoofer , Blue Glowing Lights and Volume Control - 3.5mm Audio Input Connection , USB Powered for Desktop and Laptop Computers • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$150.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.20

Total project goal

$214.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.65

2 Donors

-$143.30

Donations toward project cost

-$135.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$54.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.46

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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