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Ms. Mims from Knoxville TN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Treasure Trove of Treats

Help me give my students small rewards like jewelry, notepads, keychains, gliders, and toy cars to celebrate their great behavior!

  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year, I am continuing to transform our technology lab into a fully integrated STEM lab for every little scholar (there are nearly 500!) to enjoy. I am a former archaeologist (who worked for the National Park Service) turned educator. I have been fortunate to be given the opportunity to ignite a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics in so many little hearts.

My students come from many diverse backgrounds, which are often underrepresented in STEM; therefore, I have made it my personal goal to single-handedly increase the number of racial and ethnic minorities, women and children from low-income families who later pursue a career in STEM.

Did you know that by middle school most students have already decided what they're good at and what they love to do? A child who leaves elementary school without a love of STEM is very unlikely to decide later to pursue it because they won't view themselves as "good" at it. I want every K-5 child who comes through my door to have the opportunity to fall in love with STEM. I want every child who comes through my room to succeed in STEM!

My Project

Each week 500 students come through my classroom. At the end of each quarter we celebrate their good behavior with popcorn parties and earned free time; but, nine weeks is a long time to wait!

Help me give my students small tokens along the way to help celebrate how amazing they are!

I remember when I was in school helping out teachers and occasionally getting a small treat such as a sticker or a pencil-- these were treasures that I cherished! I want to be able to do the same for my students. As a STEM teacher I see every child in the school and that makes it difficult to dote on them way I'd like. Help me give them the rewards they deserve when they go above and beyond!

Ms. Mims
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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DABSHOP 144 Necklaces- 33 inch Mardi Gras Beads - Bead Necklace for Mardi Gras, Flapper Halloween Costume, and Party Decorations - Bulk Buy for Dresses, Floats, Toys, Games, Party Supplies • Amazon Business $19.57 1 $19.57
Prextex 100 Pc Die Cast Toy Cars Party Favors Easter Eggs Filler or Cake Toppers Stocking Stuffers Cars Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
100 Pcs Eye Finger Puppets Googly Eyes Rings Funny Novelty Eyeball Ring Toy 6 Colors for Party Favor • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
BBTO 48 Pieces Mini Flashlight Key Chain Flashlight Toy Party Favors for Kids, 4 Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
48 Mini Unicorn Notepad for Unicorn Party Favors Bulk for Girls Kids Toddlers Birthday Favor Spiral Notepads Notebooks • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Neliblu Airplane Gliders for Kids Bulk Pack of 72 Individually Wrapped Flying Plane Toys – Lightweight Foam Air Planes Assorted Designs - Bulk Toys for Kids, Great Birthday Party Favors for Kids • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Toyssa 100 PCS Slap Bracelets Party Favors with Colorful Hearts Emoji Animal Print Design Retro Slap Bands for Kids Adults Birthday Classroom Gifts (100PCS) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
SBYURE 40Piece Friendship Fidget Zipper Bracelet Neon Colors Sensory Bracelet Bulk Set Party Toys for Students Kids Birthday, Goodie Bags, Small Prizes, Mixed • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09

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