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Mrs. Gingras from East Haven CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What Did The Pencil Sharpener Say To The Pencil?

My students need two new quiet electric pencil sharpeners for the classroom.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at an urban school in Connecticut where most of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. School is the best part of many of my students' days, and I want to show them all what the world has to offer. My students come into class every day with great enthusiasm for learning. They are eager to see the stations that await their learning for the day.

My expectations for my students are high, and I teach them to continue to have high expectations of themselves since expectations are a pivotal part of their everyday learning.

My Project

Stop going in circles and get to the point!...Help our pencils get to the point!

The pencil is the number one tool needed by all students.

This tool is a basic necessity to make any classroom run smoothly and one that is most taken for granted. It is used each and everyday, all day long. We need two new electric pencil sharpeners for our classroom because our sharpener is broken. These sharpeners will allow students to sharpen their own pencils throughout the day. This will help students build independence. They will have the necessary tools to complete classwork and further their learning.

Mrs. Gingras
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SHARPENER PNCL ELEC QUIET 5.12X4.87X8.37 BLK/CHROME EPI1750 • School Specialty $79.87 1 $79.87
SHARPENER PENCIL ELECTRIC BOSTITCH QUIETSHARP • School Specialty $35.49 1 $35.49

Materials cost

$115.36

Vendor shipping charges

$11.54

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.99

Total project goal

$186.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.62

2 Donors

-$184.62

Donations toward project cost

-$156.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.69

match offer

-$2.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$1.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.30

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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