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Mrs. Garcia from San Antonio TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wanted: Pencil Sharpener

My students need a pencil sharpener and pencils to be successful in their daily reading and writing activities.

  • $225 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are eager to learn and utilize the materials that I have in my classroom. This is my third year teaching 4th grade reading and writing and I can't tell you how many pencils I've bought over the last three years. My students come from homes with hard-working parents that want them to succeed. They are very bright and come ready to learn every day! With that being said, pencils go very quick in 4th grade as we are constantly writing and so much time is wasted finding or sharpening.

My students come to school ready to learn and succeed in reading and writing.

I'd love to have new sharpener to keep on my desk and have pencils sharpened for the next day.

My Project

In our classroom now, you will hear hand-held pencil sharpeners dropping....during instruction. Not only, is this distracting from learning, these pencil sharpeners take forever to get a pencil sharpened...if at all. A heavy-duty pencil sharpener is quick and quiet. I can also have plenty of extra pencils ready quickly.

Please help me help my students.

Most people do not realize the value of a good electric pencil sharpener. It may seem to small to most, but it is so important to help students get class started quickly with little or no distractions for such a minor thing like sharpening a pencil.

Mrs. Garcia
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 36 students.

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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 $60.28 2 $120.56
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $8.19 3 $24.57
Pentel Hi-Polymer Non-Abrasive Latex-Free Eraser Caps, White, Pack of 50 (Bundle) • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97

Materials cost

$158.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$190.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.61

Total project goal

$224.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$224.08

2 Donors

-$224.08

Donations toward project cost

-$190.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.61

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$0.00

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