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Mrs. Plunkett from Cedar City UT is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Discussions and Motivation

Help me give my students storage trays to keep our papers organized, a dart board for class rewards, books to promote classroom discussions, candy and small prizes to increase motivation, and other classroom supplies.

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My Students

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think," Albert Einstein. I have the privilege to train forty, beautiful minds in a variety of scientific topics with the hope of engaging their minds to think throughout their lives.

My students are fun and energetic children with a passion for learning.

They love to participate in classroom discussions and engage in meaningful ways. Many of our students have rough home situations and come from high poverty families where their higher level thinking skills are not supported. Over the past few years, I have seen a decrease in social and emotional tolerance from my students. I am sure some of the struggles stem from these young children dealing with the effects of COVID-19. As a whole, my class is very cute, but they also really struggle with basic social skills and regulating emotions. When you add in gaps in learning, helping students to progress and grow this year has been quite a difficult task.

My Project

Several of my students struggle with regulating their emotions and I hope to be able to reinforce important character development by reading the books I've requested to my class. Some of the character lessons I want to focus on with my students include acceptance and kindness to all. These books will give me a great place to start! Another reason I want to focus on positive character, is because of my students' quick rise of frustration when things start to get hard. I have noticed a huge increase of this since the COVID-19 pandemic began. To help limit frustration, I would like to add some organization items to my classroom. This includes class and student paper bins, mechanical pencils for every student, and just overall. a simple and straightforward classroom setup so students know exactly where things are.

I have seen huge successes in allowing kids to work towards small prizes throughout my week.

As a school, we have really tried to increase our positive reinforcement and decrease our negative reinforcement this year. My students work towards rewards throughout the week, and then they can receive them on Fridays. The sticky ball dart board will be used in conjunction with our reward program. Each Friday, students will have the opportunity to throw balls they earned throughout the week. They will then receive a small reward based on where the ball lands. Many of the small items in this project will serve as small rewards and prizes to help keep this crucial motivation alive!

Mrs. Plunkett
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Storex Letter Size Flat Storage Tray – Organizer Bin with Non-Snap Lid for Classroom, Office and Home, Teal, 5-Pack (62541U05C) • Amazon Business $28.79 6 $172.74
Storex Letter Size Flat Storage Tray – Organizer Bin with Non-Snap Lid for Classroom, Office and Home, Black, 5-Pack (62535U05C) • Amazon Business $28.79 6 $172.74
Bulk Assorted Fruit Candy - Starburst, Skittles, Swedish Fish, SweeTarts, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids, Haribo Gold-Bears Gummi Bears & Twizzlers (32 Oz Variety Fun Pack) by Variety Fun • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Taboom Bulk Chocolate, Individually Wrapped: 5 LB Box Variety Pack with Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars, Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, Kit Kat, Almond Joy And Whoppers • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
24 Pack 24 Links Wacky Tracks Fidget Toys,Click Snap Finger Sensory Toys,Snake Puzzles for Kids Adults Stress Relief,Mind Focused,Gifts • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
LanMa 70PCS Food Erasers for Kids Fruit Desserts Cake Puzzle Cute Erasers Set for School Classroom Prizes Party Gifts • Amazon Business $15.96 2 $31.92
YCS Mini Cube, 30 Pack Party Puzzle Toy,Puzzle Game Set for Boy, Girl, Kid and Child, Magic Cube for Birthday Gift • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 Inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear, 3-Mil (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
36 Clear Pockets - 2 Pack Over The Door Hanging Shoe Organizer, Closet Door Shoe Rack Holder, Storage and Organization for Shoes Socks Pantry, 58" x 22" (White) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Pop Bracelet, 24 Pcs Fidget Bracelet Pack, Pop Bracelets Pop Party Favors 24 Pack, Adjustable Bracelet for Kids Girls Boys • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Scotch Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System for a Professional Finish, Use for Home, Office or School, Suitable for use with Photos (TL901X) • Amazon Business $18.74 1 $18.74
BooTaa 29" Large Dart Board for Kids, Kids Dart Board with 12 Sticky Balls, Boys Toys, Indoor/ Sport Outdoor Fun Party Play Game Toys, Birthday Gifts for 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Year Old Boys Girls • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
There • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
The Magical Yet • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Best of Times: Math Strategies that Multiply • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Spoon (The Spoon Series, 1) • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Fidget Spinners Soccer Ball Toys 32 Pack, Spinning Toys Small Sensory Gadget Finger Hand Spinner Focus Toy with High Speed Stainless Steel Bearing,Best Gift Party Favors Prizes for Kids Adults • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
JOLLY RANCHER Assorted Fruit Flavored Hard Candy, Valentine's Day, 5 lb Bag (360 Pieces) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Gel Pens, Tanmit Gel Pens Set for Adult Coloring Books, Colored Gel Pen Fine Point Marker 36 Unique Colors, Great for Kids Adult Doodling Scrapbooking Drawing Writing Sketching • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
BIC Xtra-Smooth Mechanical Pencils, Medium Point (0.7 mm), Assorted Colors, 60 Count, Does not smudge and erases cleanly • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes: A Growth Mindset Book For Kids To Promote Self Esteem • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Crackers, Snack Packs, 45 Oz • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
We're All Wonders: Read Together Edition (Read Together, Be Together) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79

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