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Mrs. Peixoto from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharpening Our Math Skills!

My students need an electric pencil sharpener to make classroom routines easier. Having a sharpened pencil will allow them to work through math problems with ease.

  • $214 goal

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My Students

Aspirantes con Orgullo! My students are sixth graders at a bilingual charter school. Students receive education in both English and in Spanish, wherefore by the time they move onto high school, they will be fully bilingual. We are a Title I school, with 90% percent of our students coming from low income families.

Many of our students have not had the opportunity to really explore and flourish in the area of Math.

My goal as a Math teacher is to allow my students to make a meaningful connection to each topic I present to them through small groups, videos, presentations, stations, etc.

Seeing my students enjoy learning about the world around them and making connections brings me such joy and pleasure! To be able to provide my students with more supplies to further their love for learning and MATH, would mean a great deal.

My Project

Allowing students the resource of sharpening pencils will allow them the opportunity to complete their work.

Having the proper tools and resources is essential to student success in the classroom.

They will be able to have sharpened pencils to complete math problems while working collaboratively in their groups. It will also benefit them in their other content area classrooms where they will be able to write stories and practice their Spanish.

Being a bilingual school, students are taught to read and write in both Spanish and English. How can they accomplish this without sharpened pencils?

Helping students to "sharpen" their skills will help them succeed in life!

Mrs. Peixoto
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $24.87 6 $149.22

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