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Mrs. Whitwam from Ozark AR is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Class Store 2020

Help me give my students sunglasses, suckers, gum, and headphones to expand their knowledge of economics.

  • $862 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come in every day raring and ready to go! Our day always begins with several hugs and exciting news that they have to share with me. The greatest gift in the world is to be surrounded by children who love you despite your flaws, can't wait to see you every day, and think you hung the moon!

The majority of my students come from high poverty homes, and many don't have Internet access at home.

It is not uncommon for students to come to second grade on a first grade level. Because of this, it seems that we are playing catch up for most of the year.

Luckily, I teach in a wonderful school where teachers are willing to share resources and do whatever it takes to help students achieve success. Although many of my students are facing various challenges including broken homes, being raised by grandparents, and living in poverty, they are very motivated learners.

My Project

Controlling a classroom full of 8 year olds, all while trying to ensure that learning is taking place is no easy feat. This year will be especially trying once we add social distancing to the mix! To make things a bit easier, I use a positive behavior system with tickets. Students are rewarded tickets for being responsible, following directions, being kind to their classmates, and making good decisions. The students can also lose tickets for making poor choices in the classroom. Throughout the week, students save their tickets in their school box. Every other Friday, I allow the students to shop at our classroom store. They can either choose to spend their hard earned tickets for the lesser priced items, or save them for the higher priced items.

I love that there is a much bigger life lesson hidden inside this system-economics!

Some students have never had the opportunity to earn money and make the choice on what to spend it on.

We all know that students are motivated by extrinsic rewards. Unfortunately, a teacher's pocketbook can only stretch so far! If my project is funded, it will help promote good behavior and citizenship in my classroom, all of which will benefit my students in the long run. Ring pops, slime, and gum are sure to be hot items in my class store! A class store seems so simple, but has so many wonderful benefits---behavior, citizenship, and economics!

Mrs. Whitwam
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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(12 Pack) Bulk Headphones for School Library Classroom Airplane Hospital Museum Hotel Tours Gym Students Adjustable Disposable Reusable Comfortable Compact and Easy to Store Headsets (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
JOLLY RANCHER Filled Candy Lollipops, Assorted Flavors, 100 Count • Amazon Business $22.42 1 $22.42
Mesh Zipper Pouch Document Bag 30 Pack, Letter Size/A4 Size Waterproof Document Pouch Zip File Folders, Large Zipper Pouch Receipts Organizer for School Office Supplies,Paperwork Storage(Black) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Neon Sunglasses (Pack 36) Assorted Cool Colors Neon Sunglasses Party Favors-Pack Wholesale Bulk for Adults Kids • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Cry Baby Extra Sour Bubble Gum 240ct. Tub, 38oz • Amazon Business $21.37 1 $21.37
4E's Novelty 96 Mini Noise Putty Slime Assortment, Easter Egg Stuffers,Great Noisy Birthday Party Favors Supplies, for Kids Boys Girls, Neon Rainbow Colors, 1.25" Great Gag Gift • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Smarties Original 4.5 lbs Assorted Flavor Candy Rolls • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
Ring Pop Individually Wrapped Bulk Variety Party Pack – 50Count Candy Lollipop Suckers w/ Assorted Flavors • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
Skittles Fun Size Approximately 70 Packets 2.5 Pounds • Amazon Business $16.30 1 $16.30
(24 Pack) Sticky Notes 3x3 in Post Bright Stickies Colorful Super Sticking Power Memo Pads, Strong Adhesive, 74 Sheets/pad • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
AIEX 6 Pack 300 Sheets Lined Sticky Notes 6 Bright Colors Self-Stick Notes Memo Notes for Office, School and Home (4 x 6 Inch) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Wonka Sweetarts Twist Wrap 3 Lb Bag Original Assorted Flavors, bulk candy individually wrapped • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Jolly Rancher Cinnamon Fire Candy 2 Lb. Bulk Bag • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Tootsie Roll Frooties Fruit Rolls Mega Mix 8 Flavor Value Bag (Pack of 275) • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
16-Pack Black Zipper Pouch (8 Sizes), Zipper File Bags File Holders with Grid Travel Pouch as Multipurpose Organizer - Clear Mesh Weatherproof Protection • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Library Lion • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
SCStyle Invisible Ink Pen 28Pcs Latest Spy Pen with UV Black Light Magic Marker Kid Pens for Secret Message and Birthday Party,Writing Secret Message for Easter Day Halloween Christmas Party Bag Gift • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Haribo Goldbears Original Flavor Tub, Individually Wrapped, 54 Count per pack, 22.8 Ounce • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
24 Pack Reading Guide Strips Highlighter Colored Overlays Bookmark Read Strips Assorted Colors Strips for Children,Teacher, Dyslexia People(8 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
CCR Scissors 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles Sharp Blades, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Scotch Super-Hold Tape, 3/4 in x 800 in, 3 Rolls, 1 in Core (700S3) • Amazon Business $5.97 2 $11.94
The Three Little Javelinas (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Dry Erase Surface Cleaner, 8oz Spray Bottle (Set of 2) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Werther's Original, Chewy Caramels 5 Ounce (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Magnetic Small Whiteboard Dry Erasers - 2 3/4 x 1 9/16 Inches, Random Color by Fireboomoon (24Pcs) small whiteboard dry erasers,magnetic small whiteboard dry erasers,magnetic small whiteboard erasers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Life Savers Pep O Mint Hard Candy, 50-Ounce Party Size Bag • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
LIFE SAVERS 5 Flavors Hard Candy 50-Ounce Party Size Bag • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Giraffe - Neon Punch Balloons - (30 Count) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
VARWANEO 156 Pcs Cute Stickers,Laptop and Water Bottle Decal Sticker Pack for Teens, Girls, Women Vinyl Stickers Waterproof • Amazon Business $8.90 1 $8.90
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Werthers Original Hard Candies 2.65 Oz (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How to Catch Santa • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
2000 Blue Smile Single Roll Consecutively Numbered Raffle Tickets • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
Spiders • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Night Tree • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Scotch Precision Scissor, 8-Inches, Grey/Red • Amazon Business $3.79 2 $7.58
Snow Day! • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Airheads Candy Bars, Variety Bulk Box, Chewy Full Size Fruit Taffy, Gifts, Back to School for Kids, Non Melting, Party, 60 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
Bostitch Office HP12 3 Hole Punch, 12 Sheet Capacity, Metal,Silver • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Bostitch Office B210R-PINK Bostitch Ascend 3 in 1 Stapler with Integrated Remover & Staple Storage, Pink (B210-PINK) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Koala Lou • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
That's What Leprechauns Do • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Fireflies • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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