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  • $372 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Mclachlan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Character Counts

My students need positive reward prizes for exhibiting character skills in the classroom.

My Students

Sister Helen Prejean says, "I watch what I do to see what I believe" At our school we believe that character skills are just as important as academics. We work on skills such as Self Control, Kindness, Humility, and Integrity. My scholars need positive praise for exhibiting these character traits.

My scholars are 5 years old and are at a wonderful charter school in New Orleans.

They enter the classroom so curious about the world around them. However, as all 5 year olds they haven't yet learned the structures and routines needed to be successful in a classroom (and later in the world). They also need to learn social skills like accepting feedback and following instructions as well as character skills like fairness and conflict negotiation.

My Project

I am developing a positive reward system in my classroom to promote these skills. I will give the students, "scholar dollars" every time they exhibit one of these traits (like being kind to another student). At the end of the week they can spend their dollars in our class store. This will promote not only character skills, but also financial literacy.

I believe that it is my job as an educator to prepare my students not just with the academics that they need, but the character skills as well.

I became a teacher 9 years ago so that I could help change the world. I believe that helping students to understand how to be helpful and kind citizens is the best way to do this. I can't thank you enough for helping me motivate them to learn these skills.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pencil Reward Assortment • Oriental Trading $41.00 1 $41.00
Bookworm • Oriental Trading $5.25 6 $31.50
Magic Cubes • Oriental Trading $15.00 2 $30.00
Dominoes • Oriental Trading $9.00 3 $27.00
Letter Games • Oriental Trading $8.00 3 $24.00
Neon Water Ball yo-yos • Oriental Trading $10.00 2 $20.00
Slide chain • Oriental Trading $6.25 3 $18.75
Car Erasers • Oriental Trading $5.25 3 $15.75
Heart Shaped Love Charms • Oriental Trading $7.50 2 $15.00
MortarBoard Pencil Toppers • Oriental Trading $5.00 3 $15.00

Materials cost

$238.00

Vendor shipping charges

$23.80

State sales tax

$20.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$316.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.80

Total project goal

$372.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$372.00

4 Donors

-$180.00

Donations toward project cost

-$153.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$192.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$163.20

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Experian Consumer Direct and 5 other donors.

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