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Mrs. Alvarez from San Antonio TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharpening Our Pencils and Our Minds

Help me give my students pencil sharpeners and access to amazing teaching resources on TeachersPayTeachers!

  • 2 donors
  • $228 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in the beautiful and diverse city of San Antonio in Texas. We have a multi-cultural population who mainly come from all over the city for science and STEM-based learning.

These students come from diverse families and include English language learners and students with special needs.

We work very hard to make sure that our school is a safe place for students and families. Right now with a brand new merged class of second graders, we now have 27 students in our room with more coming soon! This brings new challenges with space and materials but we’re up for the challenge! We also have Arts and Crafts club and Book Club after school in our room that share our learning materials and space.

We would love for every student coming to school wanting to learn and ready to learn and to fall in love with learning, but sometimes we have to help them fall in love with learning. Thank you for your part in that!

My Project

For this project, I am requesting things I truly know would immediately benefit my students.... pencil sharpeners and a gift card for TeachersPayTeachers! We have been using pencil sharpeners that I bought from the store but have unfortunately burned through their motor due to heavy use.

We write a ton and need sharpeners that can keep up with us!

We also do many hands-on sorting, cutting, gluing, and interactive activities from TPT and there are so many more I would love to buy the kids. TPT is a school resource where teachers create and sell things that they create to other teachers.

Mrs. Alvarez
Grades PreK-2
More than half of 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 60 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 1 $100.00
X-ACTO XLR Electric Pencil Sharpener, Black (1818X) • Staples $30.49 2 $60.98

Materials cost

$160.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$193.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.13

Total project goal

$227.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$227.52

1 Donor

-$96.70

Donations toward project cost

-$96.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$113.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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