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  • $212 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Norman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Winning the Pencil War

My students need pencil pouches to help reign in their lost pencils!

My Students

Who knew that pencils would be my worst enemy as a teacher?? "Teacher, I lost my pencil." Or "My pencil is broken" as we start a test. Or better yet, the electric pencil sharpener going while I am giving directions!

My 2nd grade students are from a high poverty, gang inflicted part of town.

They are amazing. They come to school each day ready to learn and to succeed. I work at this school, with these kids, because I want to give them every opportunity they deserve. Many of these students come from homes where education is not a priority.

My Project

The goal of my project is to provide pencil pouches for my students. I have requested 120 pouches so that all of 2nd grade can participate in this project. We will fill the pouches with 8 pencils, that the students will need to keep track of throughout the week. At the end of the week, a student helper will collect the pouches and help sharpen the pencils. If students have managed to keep all 8 pencils, they will get a small prize. I have a friend that uses this system in her class and it's amazing! No more lost pencils.

This project will give students accountability for their own materials, while helping to ease the chaos of lost, broken or unsharpened pencils.

Students across the grade level will be included in this project.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
POUCH PENCIL - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.04 120 $124.80

Materials cost

$124.80

Vendor shipping charges

$12.48

State sales tax

$10.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$180.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.78

Total project goal

$211.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$211.85

6 Donors

-$211.67

Donations toward project cost

-$180.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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