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Mrs. Marrero-Crespo from Boston MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sharper Pencils for My Even Sharper Students

Help me give my students a classroom heavy duty pencil sharpener and laptop carrying cases.

  • $205 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you walk into my classroom, you will see my students working in pairs, in small groups and there is definitely a buzz. You will see students working on Chromebooks, iPad minis, and even personal smartphones. My students are used to using many different modalities to demonstrate their understanding. More than half of the students in our school come from low-income homes.

My students are a group of seventh and eighth graders who are English-language learners and Spanish-language learners.

They have been learning in both languages since kindergarten in our school, which is a K-8 grade school model.

My Project

In the last couple of years, we have gone through several pencil sharpeners and this is much needed especially for math classes. I realized that when I get a less than heavy-duty sharpener, it is not cost-effective. Not only do my students go through pencils like water, but obviously they want well-sharpened pencils.

An X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener in my classroom will supply that need.

We are also in need of laptop carrying cases for the laptops that go home for homework. We have students who do not have devices at home to complete online class and homework assignments. Carrying cases make the journey to and from school safer.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO High Volume Commercial Electric Pencil Sharpener, Model 41, Beige • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95
KBSING 11 11.6 12 12.1 12.5 inch Zipper Carrying Case for Notebook Laptop Sleeve Cover Tote (KB12-06) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
KBSING 11 11.6 12 12.1 12.5 inch Zipper Carrying Case for Notebook Laptop Sleeve Cover Tote (KB12-01) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
iColor 11 11.6 12 12.1 12.5 inch Laptop Carrying Bag Chromebook Case Notebook Ultrabook Bag Tablet Cover Neoprene Sleeve for Apple Macbook Air Samsung Google Acer HP DELL Lenovo Asus Blue Tongue • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79

Materials cost

$141.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$173.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.68

Total project goal

$204.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$204.53

1 Donor

-$86.93

Donations toward project cost

-$86.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$102.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$86.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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