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Mrs. Paulson from Saint Louis MO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharpening Writing Skills with a New Pencil Sharpener

My students need a good pencil sharpener that will withstand the wear and tear of a first grade classroom.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Sharpening writing skills! I teach first grade in a high-poverty public school. We write every day and need sharp pencils!

We write a lot everyday in my classroom and we are faced with one frustrating obstacle. Pencils break. I try to keep a good supply of sharpened pencils, but inevitably, by the end of the day, they are gone. I have gone through too many pencil sharpeners to count. The ones I can afford to buy on my own only last a month or two and then slow down and break completely. The school only supplies one at the beginning of the year. I have to go to my teammate's classroom every morning to sharpen all of my pencils because I no longer have a sharpener that works.

The only thing I am asking for is a good, quality pencil sharpener that will hopefully last a long time. My students will be very grateful!

My first graders love to write. They like to make books, write letters to family members, and write stories. A new pencil sharpener will help them immensely.

Mrs. Paulson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOSTON ELEC SHRPNR/4X8.75 • Blick Art Materials $159.79 1 $159.79
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Blick Art Materials $15.95 1 $15.95

Materials cost

$175.74

Vendor shipping charges

$17.57

State sales tax

$7.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$212.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.62

Total project goal

$259.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$259.00

4 Donors

-$129.50

Donations toward project cost

-$106.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.30

match offer

-$129.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.31

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$0.00

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