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Mrs. Gaines from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want to Write!

My students need pencil sharpeners, pencils, and erasers. We use pencils daily in class to complete all kinds of assignments.

  • $166 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

For the past several years, I have been an ESL teacher at a school where a majority of my students come from low income families.

They have numerous obstacles to overcome before they even get to school each morning.

I can't control what is going on at home but I can guide them to success while they are at school.

My students love coming to school! This will be my 10th year of teaching and my second year as a dual language teacher. My partner teacher and I will have a variety of ability levels between our English and Spanish dominant classes that we will share this year.

My Project

My students use pencils daily in class. We use pencils to write stories, practice spelling patterns, solve math problems, organize our research, answer test questions and so much more.

In order for my class to run smoothly each day my students need to be prepared for the day with their number one tool, their pencil!

We are in need of a few heavy duty sharpeners to keep our pencils sharp so we can keep our pencils writing! I am also requesting a few large erasers. Somehow the pencil erasers always seem to disappear so we are in need of large pink erasers to fix th

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
School Smart Vertical Pencil Sharpener, 6 x 4 Inches, Electric • Amazon Business $29.18 1 $29.18
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $10.19 2 $20.38
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Large, 12 Count • Amazon Business $4.39 3 $13.17
BIC Xtra Strong Mechanical Pencils, Medium Point (0.7mm), 48-Count • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96

Materials cost

$108.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.76

Total project goal

$165.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$165.07

1 Donor

-$82.54

Donations toward project cost

-$70.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.38

match offer

-$82.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$70.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.38

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$0.00

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