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Ms. O'Neal from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Counselor's Treasure Chest

My students need motivational rewards to encourage continued progress towards goals.

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a school counselor in a middle school with appropriately six hundred students. My school is located in the inner city with students that mostly come from low, socio-economic living conditions. About ninety-five percent of our students are on free or reduced price lunch. We believe that our students are capable of achieving great things with support from our staff, community partners and parents.

As a counselor, I ensure the social, emotional and academic needs of students are met while providing support to parents, teachers, and staff.

I provide services to my students such as individual counseling, group counseling, academic planning, classroom guidance and career interest preparation. I also provide staff development presentations and parent workshops.

My Project

As counselor, I would like to be able to provide rewards, encouragement and motivation for my students to continue to achieve goals. Some students are working on academic goals while others may be striving to improve their behavior.

I chose rewards that would appeal to teens like cute earbud headphones, inspirational bracelets, stress balls, retractable ball point pens, decorative pencils and punch cards.

Tangible rewards provide positive reinforcement for students who have improved academically or have improved their behavior. Everyone likes a pat on the back and a small treat from the treasure chest can be very encouraging.

The books Building Champions and Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying to help me my students teach social skills.

Ms. O'Neal
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keewonda Wholesale Bulk Earbuds Headphones - 50 Pack Cute Earphone Colored Earbuds for Kids Teens Students (Black/Yellow) • Amazon Business $45.95 1 $45.95
Building Champions: A Small-Group Counseling Curriculum for Boys • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
(12-pack) Inspirational Bracelets with Positive Motivational Messages -Anything is Possible, Success, Dreams, Opportunity - Wholesale Bulk Wristbands Giveaway Gift Items for Adults • Amazon Business $18.95 2 $37.90
Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying • Amazon Business $27.64 1 $27.64
Fun Central BC735 12 pcs, 3 inches Globe Squeeze Ball, Stress Balls, Squeeze Balls, Squeeze Stress Ball, Squeezing Ball, Squeeze Ball Set, Soft Squeeze Ball • Amazon Business $9.79 2 $19.58
(12-pack) Dream, Believe, Inspire, Create Silicone Wristbands - Wholesale Bulk Pack of Inspirational Message Bracelets • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Punch Card - Incentive Loyalty Reward Cards - Business Card Size 3.5 x 2 Inches - Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $9.19 2 $18.38
JOYIN Toy 72 PCs Slap Bracelets Party Favors Pack (24 Designs) with Colorful Hearts Animal Emoji • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Multicolor Pens - 12 Pack of 6-in-1 Retractable Ballpoint Pens - 6 Vivid Colors in Every Pen - Best for Smooth Writing - By Hieno • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
25 Rewards Punch Cards For Kids, Students, Teachers, Small Business, Classroom, Chores, Reading Incentive Awards For Teaching Reinforcement Education Class Supplies Loyalty Encouragement Work Supply • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Teen Talk In a Jar® • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Would You Do? In a Jar: Daily Dilemmas for Young Children • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fiskars Corporation 1/4" Star Hand Punch 23537097J • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fiskars 23607097J Heart Hand Punch, 1/4 Inch, Pink • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Emraw Colorful Round No 2 HB Reward, Incentives Motivation Pencils with Eraser Top - Pack of 16 Unsharpened Sparkling Bright Kids Pencils • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Trend Enterprises Inc. Reading is. Praise Words ‘n Stars Bookmarks, 36 ct • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13

Materials cost

$304.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.76

Total project goal

$398.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.38

3 Donors

-$393.38

Donations toward project cost

-$334.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.01

match offer

-$5.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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