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Mr. Brinkman from Florissant MO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharpening our Skills

My students need a pencil sharpener, pencils, and dry erase markers.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are my kids. In saying that, we work together to achieve success. Their hardships are our challenges. Their goals are our target. We are a family. In thinking about my family, I want to ensure they have the best resources to achieve that success. My kids come from all backgrounds, most of which are low income.

Their success starts in the classroom.

I want them to feel empowered after they leave my room. I want them to be capable learners. Through every way I can, I want my kids to triumph.

My Project

As our year progresses and we continue to work hard, we find our necessities depleting. I strive to make sure that my students have what they need in order to succeed. Pencils are an essential item for the school day. We have discussed the importance of coming prepared, and our school day starts with a pencil.

"What can a pencil do for all of us?

Amazing things. It can write transcendent poetry, uplifting music, or life-changing equations; it can sketch the future, give life to untold beauty, and communicate the full-force of our love and aspirations."

-Adam Braun

A lot of our review and check for understanding is done simply using a dry erase board and marker. Having students apply what they learn and share it with others is part of the foundation in my room. We are in need of dry erase markers to continue this practice.

Mr. Brinkman
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor Alcohol-Based Ink, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 6 Boxes, 72 Markers Total • Amazon Business $33.97 1 $33.97
Expo 86001 Low Odor, Fine Tip, Black, Dry, Erase Marker, 2 Packs of 12 • Amazon Business $12.60 2 $25.20
X-ACTO ProX Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$104.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.93

Total project goal

$159.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.51

2 Donors

-$130.00

Donations toward project cost

-$110.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

match offer

-$29.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.43

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$0.00

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