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Mrs. Cody from Blackfoot ID is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Auction Money Madness

Help me give my students fidget spinners, slime, brainteasers, speed cubes, bubble gum, bouncy balls. lip smackers, and animal plush toys to buy at our end of the year auction.

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"It's Friday! Friday! Friday! Don't wanna work, I want to play!" This is a favorite chant of my fifth graders who visit at least three classrooms each Friday, singing and being praised for their hard work that they have completed that week.

The students' enthusiasm for celebrating their hard work permeates throughout the entire building.

They are positive role models for the younger grade levels in our school. I really strive to teach my students to be the positive role models I know they can be.

We also have a local National Guard Unit in our area and have a lot of military families with parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins serving in our beautiful country. Our staff also has the opportunity to focus on homeless students in our area by attending workshops and lectures to meet the needs of our students. We are dedicated to helping our students and their families in every way we can.

My Project

My fifth graders are earning play money called Cody Cash this year. They love the opportunity to learn about finances and responsibilities with earning money. I love the quote "The price of doing nothing can be very expensive."

I teach my fifth graders that if they learn to work hard now and be responsible humans that life will be so much easier for them.

Students earn Cody Cash by being responsible 5th graders. They must turn in their work consistently, behave appropriately, set good examples, and be respectful to earn the money. The students really look forward to the auction. Fidget spinners, slime, bouncy balls, gumballs, stress balls, and brain teasers are just some of the many items that my students would love to be able to buy at the auction. Also, I love this activity because it also teaches the students that sometimes we have to be willing to pay a little more for the things we really want in life.

The looks on my students faces when they finally get the one item that they have worked so hard at earning all year long are completely priceless!. It's definitely an auction money madness!!

Mrs. Cody
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dreampark Speed Cube Set, 12 Pack Cube Bundle Pyramid Cube 2x2 3x3 4x4 5x5 Megaminx Skew Ivy Mirror Cube Magic Rainbow Ball Smooth Sticker Puzzle Cubes Collection for Kids • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Dubble Bubble Berry Blast 24mm Gumballs 1 Inch, 2 Pounds Approximately 110 Gum Balls. • Amazon Business $16.00 2 $32.00
Premium Rubber Ball | 24 Balls PACK | Pinky Bouncy Ball | Colorful Gift Box and Balls Combo | Party Gift Supplies | 100% Solid Rubber High Bounce Pink Ball | Wall Ball For Kids | Bounciest Ball Games • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
Dreampark Speed Cube Set, 5 Pack Magic Cube Bundle - 2x2x2 3x3x3 Pyramid Megaminx Skew Cube Smooth Sticker Cubes Collection Puzzle Toy for Kids • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Nexxxi 250 Pieces Bouncy Balls Bulk - 27mm Bouncing Balls for Kid Party Favors, Bag Stuffers, Fun, Toy, Gift, Prize • Amazon Business $19.91 1 $19.91
D-FantiX 14 Pcs Brain Teaser Puzzles Toy Set, Rainbow Puzzle Ball, 3D Maze Ball, Magic Snake Cube, Metal Wire Puzzles, Flippy Chain, 48 Link Wacky Tracks Sensory Fidget Toys Kids Party Favor Christmas • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Mikulala Birthday Party Favors for Kids Prizes Flashing 36 Pack LED Jelly Light Up Rings Toys Bulk Boys Girls Gift Blinky Glow in The Dark Party Supplies 9 Color 9 Shape • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
SCIONE Fidget Spinner 12 Pack ADHD Stress Relief Anxiety Toys Best Autism Fidgets Spinners for Adults Children Finger Toy with Bearing Focus Fidgeting Restless Colorful Hand Spin Party Favor • Amazon Business $18.58 1 $18.58
INTEGEAR 6 Pack Full Size Magic Speed Cube 3x3x3 Easy Turning and Smooth Play Puzzle Party Toy Cube Bulk 56mm Educational Party Favor School Supplies for All Age Kids and Adults (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Mini Magnetic Drawing Board for Kids - (Pack of 12) Backpack Keychain Clip Drawing Boards, Erasable Doodle Sketch and Writing Pad for Boys and Girls, Birthday Party Favor and Goodie Bag Filler • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Joyin Toy 24 Pack Mini Animal Plush Toy Assortment (24 units 3" each) Kids Valentine Gift Easter Egg Filter Party Favors • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Squeeze Craft Puff Slime - 9 Pack Jumbo Fluffy Mud Putty Assorted Bright Colors - 2 Oz. per Container - for Sensory and Tactile Stimulation, Event Prizes, DIY Projects, Educational Game, Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Fidget Toys Set with Stress Balls for Kids, Teens and Adults, 18 Pack Stretchy Sensory Tool with Liquid Motion Timer for ADHD, Autism and Anxiety, Fun Fidgeting Game for Classroom and Office • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Neliblu Slime - Goodie Bag Stuffers - 12 Pack Galaxy Slime Assorted Silly Putty Unicorn Party Favors - Bulk Party Pack - 1 Dozen Marble Rainbow Non Toxic Slime • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
AROIC Mini Cubes, Puzzle Toys, Stress Relief Toys, Birthday Party Gifts,Party Supplies for Boys and Girls,21 Pieces. • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
12 Pack 24 Blocks Magic Snake Cube, Mini Plastic Puzzle Cube, Fidget Toys ,Mini Snake Speed Cubes for Kids Party Bag Filler, Random Colors, Party Supplies • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Big Mo's Toys Balance IQ Party Favor Games - Cube Puzzle Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Adults - 12 Puzzles • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lip Smacker Coca-Cola Party Pack Lip Glosses , 8 Count • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Mind Teaser Puzzle Cube Toys - Puzzle Games for Party Favors, Goody Bags, and Prizes - 1.5 Inch Educational Toys Stress Relief Toys (1 Dozen) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Taste Beauty 8PC Hershey Flavored Lip Balm • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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