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Ms. Antonucci from New Orleans LA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cashing in Character Cash

My students need items to purchase with their scholar dollars to reinforce our Character Curriculum. I am requesting an assortment of toys, games, and stickers, such as animal bean bags, finger puppets, whistles, bracelets, jumping frogs, Play-Doh, etc..

  • $506 goal

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My Students

In order to uphold our promise to our scholars and their families of getting them not only to but through college. We realize it is imperative to equip them not only with the knowledge of literacy, math, science, etc. but also the character skills necessary to be successful in college and life.

Our scholars are filled with excitement and passion for learning.

Our charter school is in its fifth year and is an open enrollment school providing education to children from under-served communities across the city. Some of my students ride a bus for over an hour to get to and from school each day and still work hard throughout our extended school day to ensure that they are growing and on a path to graduate from college in 2028. 2029, 2030, 2031, and 2032! My students live our values of love, growth and excellence on a daily basis by working hard, being nice, listening and thinking. In addition, they learn about grit, determination, open-mindedness, perseverance, kindness, integrity and many more character skills that will ensure they are able to respond and tackle and challenges and social situations they come across in life.

My Project

I am requesting items for our Character Store, which our students are able to shop at every Wednesday. They use Scholar Dollars which they earn throughout the week for showing leadership, grit, perseverance, kindness, or any other exceptional display of character that is above and beyond the expectations. I am requesting coloring books, fun pencils, and an assortment of toys to us as incentives in our store. The Character Store not only rewards and motivates scholars to display exceptional character skills but also teaches them important money skills of saving, budgeting and being decisive in how to spend their money.

Currently, one in ten students from low-income families graduate from college.

With 99% of our students qualifying for free lunch, telling them that they will graduate from college in 2029 is great, but it's necessary to have the resources to motivate and teach the character skills necessary for being successful in college and in life. Making sure we have enough items in the character store that will motivate our scholars is important for investing scholars in our character program.

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Ms. Antonucci
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 560 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plush Mini Bean Bag Animal Assortment(50 pcs) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
12 pc - Stovepipe Hat Reading Love to Read Rubber Ducky Duckie Ducks • Amazon Business $6.89 4 $27.56
Play-Doh Play-Doh Party Pack • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Geddes Scent-sibles Dessert Crystal Twist Mini Gel Pens - Set of 60 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Smiley Face Pencil Sharpeners • Amazon Business $5.48 4 $21.92
Mega Stamper Assortment • Amazon Business $20.10 1 $20.10
Wiggle Eye Pencil Toppers (12 ct) • Amazon Business $4.90 4 $19.60
Geddes Scent-sibles Bookmark Assortment - Set of 48 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
24-pc Fairy Tale Finger Puppet Party Favors • Amazon Business $8.58 2 $17.16
Die Cast Car Assortment (50 pc) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Geometric Star Eraser Top, Package of 144 • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
24 Safari Zoo Theme Finger Puppets • Amazon Business $7.73 2 $15.46
Fast Food Erasers,Pack of 48 • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
1.75" NEON BUBBLE BOTTLES .3 OZ (48 PIECES) - BULK • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Fun Express Deluxe Pencil Assortment (100 Piece) • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Mini Neon Smile Face Bouncing Balls (144 pc) • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
Super Sticker Assortment (1000 Stickers) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Vinyl Paratroopers Assortment (6 dz) • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
Plastic Lip Whistles (4 dz) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Vinyl Glitter Sticky Hands 1 1/4" (72 count) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
144 Vinyl Glitter Flower Jelly Bracelets • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
LED Finger Lights (40 pcs) • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01
~ 1 Gross (144) ~ Jumping Frogs ~ 2 in Plastic ~ New ~ Party Favors • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
Oriental Trading Stretchable Flying Slingshot Frogs, 3.5" • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24

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