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Ms. D from Carencro LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

SOS: Pencils and Erasers

Help me give my students the basics like pencils, pens, and erasers for every day extraordinarily work!

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My ELA students are imaginative and fun-loving kids. They are hard-working students who are held to high expectations. They want to succeed and try their best every day. They come from low-income households and have not had much experience with the world outside their small community. All are emerging readers, and many are ESL learners.

Many of my students face numerous challenges in their lives including hunger, safety, and unstable living situations.

Despite the hardships they are facing at home, they show up at school excited and ready to learn! They desire to learn and love to have fun while they do in a safe and exciting place-that is my classroom.

My Project

Pencils and erasers are in short supply in my classroom. I know it seems simple small request, but pencils help use to complete many tasks throughout the school day. As it stands right now, we have but a few boxes of pencils remaining from the beginning of the year. We are trying to stretch the ones we have, which consist of a small basket of finger –size eraser-less nubs. Most of these pencils are cheap—the sharpened lead falls out within minutes of being used! Needless to say, this is problematic during instruction and testing time.

Our eraser situation is also dire.

Children often share chunks of a broken pink eraser. This is indeed problematic, especially during quiz time.

Since we a 97% free or reduce lunch school, most of our students live in poverty and unable to contribute to our classroom needs/supplies. Therefore, any contribution to our wonderful classroom is greatly appreciated! These pencils will be used every day for almost every ELA task and will be vital to our classroom.

Ms. D
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dixon Ticonderoga Woodcase Pencils, #2 Soft, Yellow Barrel, 72/Pack • Quill.com $16.99 3 $50.97
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Eraser, Medium, 24/pk (70520) (70520) • Quill.com $14.10 2 $28.20
Rolodex Black Mesh Desk Accessories, Pencil and Pen Cup Holder (1746466) • Quill.com $14.44 1 $14.44
BIC Velocity Bold Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Bold Point (1.6mm), Assorted, 8/Pk (VLGBAP81AST) • Quill.com $7.64 1 $7.64

Materials cost

$101.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.99

Total project goal

$166.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.62

2 Donors

-$74.56

Donations toward project cost

-$70.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$83.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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