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Ms. Shea from Charlotte NC is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Can't Learn Without Sharp Pencils!

Help me give my students all the supplies (pencil sharpener, pencils, easel pads) they need to succeed! Our classroom is in need of some basics and the desk chair and cushions are seating choices that students can earn by demonstrating positive behavior!

  • $349 goal

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My Students

The students attending my school come from multiple cultural backgrounds with most students benefiting from free and reduced breakfast and lunch. Many of my students also benefit from a weekend backpack program, allowing them to have meals while not in school.

My students are eager and excitable fifth graders who come ready to learn each and every day, despite their personal struggles.

It is my duty and desire to provide them a safe, positive and productive learning environment and help them grow as individuals.

My Project

As we enter the new year, our classroom is in desperate need of some basics items that make learning possible!

Our beloved pencil sharpener has finally worn itself out and we are now in need of both new pencils and a way to sharpen them.

We use anchor chart paper to create group presentations and create academic posters for our classroom. We are requesting some new seating options as my students work hard every day to earn choice seating , they have requested the addition of a swivel chair and more cushions to keep our classroom fresh and fun!

Thank you for considering donating to my classroom!

Ms. Shea
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads (559VAD4PK), Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power • Amazon Business $75.90 1 $75.90
ECR4Kids Softzone Carry Me Floor Cushions for Flexible Classroom Seating, 3" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted (4-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $67.99 1 $67.99
AmazonBasics Mid-Back Black Mesh Chair • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96 Count (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96

Materials cost

$243.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$19.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$296.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.32

Total project goal

$348.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$348.79

3 Donors

-$174.40

Donations toward project cost

-$148.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.16

match offer

-$174.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.16

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$0.00

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