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Mrs. Van Kirk from Prescott Valley AZ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharpening Senses, Sharpening Minds

My students need an electric pencil sharpener, classroom mood filters, and an anti-bullying game to take our classroom to the next level.

  • $228 goal

This project expired on October 17, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a group of sweet young people who are just beginning to learn the amazing things they are capable of doing. They come from various backgrounds and most of them qualify for free or reduced lunch but they don't let anything hold them back.

There is nothing better than the sound of a student's ah ha moment.

My students are constantly amazing themselves with the challenging concepts they are working on this year. With their perseverance, they are on their way to incredible things!

My Project

I am always looking for ways to take my classroom to the next level. I believe these items will get us there.

I can’t wait to see how each of these items builds on our classroom atmosphere.

The electric pencil sharpener is a must-have. We tend to go through at least 3 manual sharpeners every year and they tend to eat up our pencils.

I’m also requesting the mood filters for our fluorescent lights. We mostly rely on natural lighting from our windows, but sometimes the weather forces us to use the harsh fluorescent lights. My students always complain when we are forced to do that.

The final part of my request is an anti-bullying game. Anything that helps me teach my students how to treat each other is beneficial. They need all the help they can get!

Take us to the next level with these items!

Mrs. Van Kirk
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Electric School Pencil Sharpener Pro Blue-gray • Teachers' School Supply $64.53 1 $64.53
Didax - Bullies Victims & Bystanders Game • Teachers' School Supply $36.95 1 $36.95
Educational Insights - Classroom Mood Filters 4/set Tranquil Blue • Teachers' School Supply $34.99 1 $34.99

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