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Ms. Suriani from Buffalo NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Behavior Incentives our School

Help me give my students a popcorn machine, popcorn, party favors, treasure box prizes, and other incentives and rewards when they display appropriate behavior in school and make good choices throughout the school day

  • $703 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is full of students from all over the world; hailing from 33 different countries and speaking over 45 languages. We celebrate our students' diversity and cultures. The students of our school community, many of whom come from refugee/immigrant families who face many challenges, are full of life and eager to learn. Most students come from low-income homes, yet they still manage to come to school every day with smiles on their faces. When our students come to school we often don't know if they have had dinner the night before or breakfast in the morning, if they saw their parents before they left for school because they had to work all night, if they struggled in the morning to find clean clothes to wear....but still they come to school to learn. When they are in our care, we make it our mission to provide them with safety and love. Part of that mission involves recognizing the children that work hard academically, socially and behaviorally.

My Project

The incentives funded by this project will be used for PBIS initiatives in our school. The goal of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) is to encourage positive behaviors school-wide through proactive and preventive methods, not punishment. The PBIS Team at our school seeks to create a safe and positive school climate, where students learn and grow as individuals as well as part of a community. We plan and organize incentives that every student in the school can earn by demonstrating positive behavior. However, as with most public schools, staff often have to fund these incentives from our own pockets. With a student population that is well over 1000, this is a daunting task. Our students don't ask for ice cream party, popcorn, extra time to play games with their friends, and even school supplies are among the items at the top of their lists! The incentives funded by this project will help us reward the students in our school who are making good choices and demonstrating positive behavior.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olde Midway Vintage Style Popcorn Machine Maker Popper with Cart and 8-Ounce Kettle - Red • Amazon Business $259.99 1 $259.99
4108 Great Northern Popcorn Premium 8 Ounce Popcorn Portion Packs, Case of 40 • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
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 $14.95 4 $59.80
1 oz Popcorn Bags - Case of 1,000ct • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
Party Favors for kids,Party Favors Assortment,Birthday Party,Carnival Prizes,Party Prizes,Goody Bag Fillers,Treasure Box Prizes For Classroom Rewards,Party Toys • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Amy&Benton 120PCS Treasure Box Prizes for Classroom, Kids Birthday Party Favors for Goodie Bag Fillers, Assorted Pinata Fillers, Bulk Party Toy Assortment • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Joyin Toy 120 Pc Party Favor Toy Assortment for Kids Party Favor, Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Fillers, Easter Egg Stuffers • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Kids Stickers 1200+, 40 Different Sheets, 3D Puffy Stickers for Kids, Bulk Stickers for Girl Boy Birthday Gift, Scrapbooking, Teachers, Toddlers, Including Animals, Stars, Fishes, Hearts and More • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Adorox 72 Pieces Vinyl Glitter Sticky Hands Party Favor Birthday Gifts Toys Goodies (1 1/4" Long ) • Amazon Business $7.89 2 $15.78

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