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Ms. Abuhabsah-Ghusein from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Be Kind

Help me give my students a variety of prizes like puzzles, balls, and fidgets to encourage positive behavior.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." - Andrew Carnegie

This quote has inspired me as an educator.

I work with an amazing group of children who are eager to learn. I enjoy seeing the excitement in their eyes when we get ready to complete a science lab. My students come from diverse backgrounds which make them unique. Many of my students come from low-income families; however, they are the best kids on the planet.

My Project

With bullying reaching epidemic proportions, spreading kindness seems to be more important than ever before. Most children spend the majority of their day in a classroom with other kids—what better place to promote being kind to others than right there?

Science explains that the good feelings we experience when being kind are produced by endorphins that activate areas of the brain that are associated with pleasure, social connection and trust, and it’s proven that these feelings of joyfulness are contagious, encouraging more kind behavior by the giver and recipient.

We have started a kindness ritual. At my school our goal is to say 5 nice things to 5 different people each day. Also we have a kindness box, in this box students have the opportunity to highlight their peers. For example, every time someone does something nice for you that makes you feel good, write in on a note and put it in the box. Thus, I am asking for prizes to encourage positive behavior such as emoji poop plush Key chains, bouncing balls, glow in the dark party supplies, stress balls and punch balloons.

The purpose of this program is to improve student behavior and thereby academic outcomes by developing, fostering, and reinforcing positive behavior. Statistics indicate that there is a direct correlation between student behavior and academic performance.

Ms. Abuhabsah-Ghusein
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ivenf Pack of 50 5cm/2" Emoji Poop Plush Keychain Birthday Party Favors Supplies Mini Pillows Set, Emoticon Backpack Clips, Goodie Bag Stuffers Pinata Fillers Novelty Gifts Toys Prizes for Kids • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Fun Central AU197 250 Pieces, 27mm Assorted Bouncing Balls Bulk for Kids, Rubber Swirl Bouncing Balls, High Bouncing Balls • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Joyin Toy 60 Pieces LED Light Up Toy Glow in the Dark Party Supplies, Party Favors for Kids with 44 LED Finger Lights, 12 LED Flashing Bumpy Rings and 4 Flashing Slotted Shades Glasses • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Mini Finger Gyro Fidget Spiral Twister Toys Party Pack (24 Pieces) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fun Central BC735 12 pcs, 3 inches Globe Squeeze Ball, Stress Balls, Squeeze Balls, Squeeze Stress Ball, Squeezing Ball, Squeeze Ball Set, Soft Squeeze Ball • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Neliblu Fun Puzzle Balls - Goody Bag Fillers - Party Favors, Party Toys, Goody Bag Favors, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Filler - Fidget Brain Teaser Puzzles (12 Pack) Clear Instructional Videos Included! • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Giraffe - Neon Punch Balloons - (30 Count) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$104.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.93

Total project goal

$159.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.52

2 Donors

-$145.40

Donations toward project cost

-$135.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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