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Mrs. B. from Hampton SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Food, Glorious Food

The cost of a set of markers, a cookbook, chart paper, copy paper, scotch tape, and groceries is $87, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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What better way to motivate anyone than to offer food? When I reached the end of my rope and ideas, I realized the students with whom I counseled as an elementary counselor, naturally opened up and were more comfortable over lunch. These children may be at-risk, depressed, working below grade level or perhaps just stuck in a rut! Many students eat with me now for rewards, incentives or just refuge from a bad day. I decided to try another approach with food. I try to maintain behavior/academic contracts throughout the year with candy/snacks/trinkets being the prizes they earn. Instead of adding "tokens", "smiley faces", or "checks" to charts monitoring good behavior, completed homework or classwork, I could begin adding pictures of ingredients to a child's chart. The ingredients could be added until the child had enough to make and bake a symbol of the season: October-apple pie, November-pumpkin pie,December-gingerbread cookies. etc. The baking activity would be the final reward. Many students I counsel need to see immediate rewards, thus, the picture ingredients. The baking would be the goal they earned. I have taught/counseled for 24 years now and food will motiviate any child. Also, cooking activities bring out the best in any child. The children I see need to feel a part of something and cooking is a wonderful way to be involved and part of something. They can share their creations with the principal, a favorite teacher or even the school food service director! Their pride will shine when they present their creations, adding to a much needed sense of self-esteem. Also, they will cultivate a sense of ingredients, cost, energy and time involved in creating a masterpiece!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BETTY CROCKER COOKBOOK • Nasco $16.51 1 $16.51
3/4X1000 MAGIC TAPE -- Scotch Magic Tape in Value Packs • Quill Corporation $14.57 1 $14.57
Chart Paper • Teacher's School Supply $12.15 1 $12.15
COPY PAPER 8-1/2X14 - 20#, 84 BRIGHT -- Quill 20-lb. Economy White Copy Paper; 8 1/2x14" • Quill Corporation $5.12 1 $5.12
SUPER SHARPIE TWINTIP MARKERS -- Sanford Sharpie Twin-Tip Permanent Markers; 3-Color Set, Assorted Colors • Quill Corporation $4.94 1 $4.94

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