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Mrs. Modrow from Chattanooga TN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Caught Being Good! Financial Literacy and Positive Behavior Supports Together.

My students need small prizes and Caught Being Good coins to trade in for rewards as they learn financial literacy while demonstrating positive behaviors.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a self-contained special education classroom where students have a wide range of abilities and disabilities. All of my students are identified with Autism or a developmental disability, but that does not prevent them from doing their best. I am fortunate enough to have great parental support from my students' families despite their daily struggles. Families look different for our students. We experience students in foster homes, raised by grandparents. parents in prison, homelessness and single parent and 2 parent families.

We are a Leader In Me School where everyone can be a leader.

Everyone has genius, and we develop the whole child by building relationships and empowering students.

My students are in grades kindergarten through 2nd and spend many years with me, so I really get to know what they need to perform their best learning. We also partner with other classes in our school. We use a modified curriculum that teaches grade-level content at their level of understanding.

My Project

My students have some behaviors that others might consider "challenging" especially in a school setting where they are expected to sit and listen to learn for much of their day. It's even more of a challenge to follow those expectations when you have ADHD, Autism and learning disability and you struggle to control your body and impulsive behavior as you try to learn very hard concepts.

My school uses classroom dojo to reward positive behaviors and I give my students a small prize at the end of the day when they have earned enough points.

We restart fresh with 0 each day so students can make better choices each day. Most of my students understand this concept but it is still a little abstract for some.

If we passed out "Caught Being Good" Coins each time they earned a dojo point, the students can practice financial literacy skills of counting, understanding more and less and even budgeting and saving for a larger prize. Students would have the option of turning in their coins at the end of the day to buy a regular prize, or save them for something worth more, delaying the prize for something bigger and better. Having tangible coins will help use learn math skills, saving and spending wisely.

Mrs. Modrow
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
120 Piece Bulk Party Favor Bundle Assortment Pack of Toys for Parties, Pinatas, Claw Machines, Classroom or Carnivals • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Fun Central AU197 250 pieces, 27mm Assorted Bouncing Balls Bulk For Kids, Rubber Swirl Bouncing Balls, High Bouncing Balls • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
ChefSlime Eye Slime Cool Putty - Non Sticky, Stress & Anxiety Relief, Wet, Super Soft Sludge Toy with an Eye Ball inside - party favor for Kids and Adults - | JUMBO PACK of 48 PCS • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Oriental Trading Company "I Was Caught Being Good!" Plastic Coins- Bulk (2-Pack of 144) • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
JOYIN Toy 72 PCs Slap Bracelets Party Favors Pack (24 Designs) with Colorful Hearts Animal Emoji • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Rhode Island Novelty Foam Glider Assortment Vehicle (Pack of 72) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
OHill 72Pcs Emoji Bracelets Emoticons Wristbands for Birthday Party Favors Supplies, Party Goodie Bags • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Mini Stretchy Flying Lizards & Frogs (1-Pack of 144) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Rhode Island Novelty Turbo Racer Die Cast Car Set, 25-Piece • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Sticky Stretchy Toy Assortment of 100 Pics • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
RIN 761691551157 (50) Assorted Colorful 1.38'' Silly Face Springs (Slinkies) ~ Miniature Fun Favors ~ Easter Goody Bag ~ Party Gifts ~ Teacher Cla Pack • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Toy Cubby Assorted Colors Vinyl Alien Realistic Paratrooper Men. Throw N' Watch. 36 Pieces. • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Adorox 72 Pieces Vinyl Glitter Sticky Hands Party Favor Birthday Gifts Toys Goodies (1 1/4" Long ) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Toy Cubby Sticky Stretchy Party Favor Colorful Slingshot Flying Frogs, 24 pcs, 3.5 Inches Frog • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Frienda 30 Pieces Eye Finger Puppets Eye On Rings Googly Eyeball Ring Party Favor Toys for Kids, 5 Colors (Small Size) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fun Express - MINI SKATEBOARDS - Plastic, 2" (1-Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $5.60 1 $5.60

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