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Ms. C. from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Awesome Rewards for Respectful, Responsible, Role Models!

My students need incentives for excellent behavior and excellent effort as they strive to be respectful, responsible, role models!

  • $244 goal

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My Students

My English Language Learners are comprised of a variety of backgrounds and cultures and aim to learn and understand English in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. We are in a high poverty, low income school with Title I status in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As seen in the latest news, our state compared to the rest of the nation has the worst discrepancy of funding between the rich and poor. It is truly an injustice. Despite such hardship, my students deserve learning opportunities where they can grow and support each other as contributive citizens of this global society. In addition, our newest students post Hurricane Maria are attempting to assimilate into the social culture of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and learn English language so they can function in this society. I work with another ESL teacher colleague who can also attest that it can be very stressful in school when English is not your first language. As a result, our ESL team aims to provide meaningful opportunities for our ESL students, especially displaced post Hurricane Maria to obtain success in learning.

My Project

Our school envisions our students to be representatives of "Respectful, Responsible, Role models". In order to do so, my students need ample opportunities to practice these values on a daily basis. My ESL students are learning to be respectful in the class environment to teachers, to peers, and to themselves. The students learn to be responsible with their schoolwork in showing their best effort completing assignments and bringing their work in folders to and from school and home. This is a challenging task when students post Hurricane Maria are new to the country and attempting to learn English. Our goal is to help teach Hurricane Maria affected students the 3R's (respectful, responsible, role model) in developing their character so that they have better success in learning and assimilate to school.

My ESL students would be thrilled to have incentives and awesome prizes ranging from basic to fun school supplies such as pencils, erasers, emoji key chains, folders and pens, to basic needs incentives such as snack edibles, cookies and various snack mix bags.

Everyday I give students a score based on behavior and classwork effort. At the end of the week we have an incentive redemption routine including if weekly homework was completed. My students would be thrilled to enjoy these rewards to keep up their excellent behavior and effort! With these awesome incentives my students displaced from Hurricane Maria will especially benefit from being rewarded! Thank you in advance for supporting our students in being respectful, responsible, role model citizens!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Raymond Geddes Ice Cream Shoppe Scented Eraser with Pencil Sharpener, 24 Pack (68662) • Amazon Business $17.76 2 $35.52
Emoji Keychain 32 Pack ,Christmas tree ornament,Plush Pillows Kids Emoji Party Supplies Favors Car Key Ring Pendant Keychain Decoration (32 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Geddes Rainbow Gel Pens Assortment - Set of 50 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Raymond Geddes Snack Attack 3D Scented Eraser Display, 36 Pack (68373) • Amazon Business $19.26 1 $19.26
Artist's Choice Gel Pens Set with Case Pack of 125 Individual Colors • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Iwako Assorted Food Cake Dessert Japanese Erasers, 10 Erasers • Amazon Business $6.20 2 $12.40
BIC Pencil Xtra Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Colorful Barrel, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 48-Count • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Variety Pack Classic Mix, (Box of 30 bags) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Top Notch Teacher Products TOP336 Brite Colors File Folders, 0.6" Height, 4.7" Wide, 5.9" Length, Mini (25 per Package) • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Keebler Cookies and Cheez-It Crackers Snack Packs Variety Pack, 20 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72

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