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Mrs. Gidney from West Valley City UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Class Incentives!

My students need incentives to help keep them motivated and working!

  • $271 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"I pledge to do my best today. I will work hard. I will be kind. Who I am has value. What I think has value. Who I will become is invaluable to the world. Learn more! Achieve more! Be more! On our journey to college and beyond!" Every morning we recite this pledge as a way to start our day.

My students are dedicated to trying their best each day even though they come from less than ideal circumstances.

I teach in a Title 1 school in a dual immersion program. I have 60 students. Over 90% of them qualify for free or reduced lunch. 75% of them are English Language Learners. Their parents work 2 or more jobs trying to make ends meet.

This year I have challenged my students to read 40 books. We are in need of some new books to help them achieve this goal. Many of them do not own books so I do my best to provide books on their reading level to help them achieve this goal.

My Project

My students come from some tough situations. They sometime need something to motivate them to do their best, rather than worry about what is happening outside of school. These incentives will help my students to find the motivation to keep trying and do their best each and every day.

Our school creed says: "Who I am has value, who I will become is invaluable to the world." Through the use of the small toys and candy I am requesting, students can see themselves achieving their goals and growing each day in school.

At times, everyone needs a little motivation to try.

Mrs. Gidney
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Smilemakers Toy & Pencil Samplers Super Ball Sampler • $54.82 1 $54.82
Smilemakers Samplers Sticky Assortment • $45.04 1 $45.04
Dum-Dums Assorted Lollipops 200 Count Bag (DDP6) • $7.64 4 $30.56
SmileMakers Flashlight Backpack Pulls 24 PCS • $13.08 2 $26.16
Smilemakers Bendy Smiley Men • $16.57 1 $16.57
Tootsie Roll Midgees 360 Count Bag • $7.64 2 $15.28
Smilemakers Treasure Chests Lucky Tooth • $8.75 1 $8.75

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