You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Teacher Matibag from Oxnard CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Awarding Musicians With Nutritious Prizes

My students need nutritious snacks to keep them engaged in music class.

  • $191 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves over 800 students in grades K-8 who come from a high poverty/low income neighborhood, and one of the most historic in the city. One hundred percent of the student population qualify for free or reduced lunch. Our staff consists of teachers who are dedicated to instilling our motto of "Si se puede" (Yes, we can) in all students.

Music is new to the school and the community is excited about the variety of musical opportunities being provided to them.

This is the first year the school district has hired a full-time certificated music teacher. My goal is to provide students with a variety of music making experiences, while building community in the school and local neighborhood. All students deserve to be provided with the opportunity of discovering what music means to them through music making activities.

I believe music can be one way to bring a group of people together. It is a way to define your identity, something that students of all age groups can use to express themselves. Offering creative outlets provides balance to people of all ages, at home, work and in the community.

My Project

To make learning fun, there are a number of games we play in music class. Many games have winners, and some times winners receive small prizes like a pencil or eraser. In addition, there is one student awarded with a "Bravo" award at the end of each class for being a good student during class. The "Bravo" student receives a paper Bravo award with their name written on it to take home and gets to sign their name on our Bravo wall posted by the door of our class.

We encourage all students to eat healthy at our school, and this project will provide nutritious snacks as rewards and incentives in our music class.

With the 20 elementary school classes I see once a week, I would like to raffle a prize once a week as an added incentive for being selected as a "Bravo" student. Instead of giving something like a pencil, offering a healthy snack like a pretzel or fruit pack provides something they can use instantly while supporting healthy eating habits.

In addition, healthy snacks will be given as a prize for student winners in games such as BINGO and elimination games. Healthy snacks will be added to the "Prize" box so students have the option of having a snack to enjoy immediately or whenever they desire. Finally, I could not do my job without extra assistance from volunteer students who want to help tidy up the room or organize instruments. Those special helpers will have the option of selecting something from the "Prize" box, which will now include healthy snacks due to this project.

Teacher Matibag
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 800 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Teacher Matibag is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blue Diamond Almonds 100 Calories Per Bag - 32 Grab and Go Bags,.625 Oz (Individual),20 Oz (net Weight) 2 Pack ( 64 Total Grab and Go Bags) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
WELCHS 884640 Fruit Snacks, 0.9 oz Pouch, 80/Box • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Blue Diamond Almonds 100 Calories Per Bag - 32 Grab and Go Bags,.625 Oz (Individual),20 Oz (net Weight) • Amazon Business $17.08 1 $17.08
MySuperCookies Organic Whole Grain Cookies, Variety Pack, 1oz, 24 Count • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Stretch Island Fruit Leather Variety Pack 48-Count, 0.5-Ounce Package • Amazon Business $11.31 1 $11.31
WELCH'S Fruit Punch and Island Snacks, 36 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Annie's Organic Variety Pack, Cheddar Bunnies and Bunny Graham Crackers Snack Packs, 36 Pouches, 1 oz Each • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$119.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.59

Total project goal

$190.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$190.60

2 Donors

-$95.29

Donations toward project cost

-$81.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.29

match offer

-$95.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$81.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Oxnard","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4853769],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"their","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3011402,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/awarding-musicians-with-nutritious-prize/3011402/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":800,"teacherScreenName":"Teacher Matibag","authorIds":{"4853769":{"owner":"Teacher Matibag","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3011402],"proposalHash":"-210876091","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4853769_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1507317648145","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21016917,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDk5NDkzMQ==","MTY1NjA0Mw==","NTA4ODc1NA=="],"teacherId":4853769,"schoolCounty":"Ventura","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}