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  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Dr. Gros
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

For Good Behavior

My students need an assortment of candy and snacks to be used a rewards for great behavior.

My Students

I read that approximately 1.3 million students drop out of school every year. That is about 700 a day. Most of the dropout were students who could have succeeded in school. They just lacked the motivation.

I teach in a rural, Title 1 school in southeast Louisiana serving grades Pre-Kindergarten through second grade.

We have a large Spanish-speaking population and a wide variety of other cultural backgrounds. Our children are hardworking, pleasant children who are eager to please. The entire school crosses through my door at some point during the school week. I teach computers. With so many faces and such limited time to see each of the 750 students, they begin to become a blur. I know that it is important to motivate them to learn every day when they come to my class. Our lab is unique when compared to area computer labs. The kids don't play independent games. We learn digital citizenship, create projects, complete writing assignments, and work towards making student movies. It is a full day of lots of movement and participation on everyone's part.

My Project

I have struggled to remember what each student did and said each day in the class and I have finally found a system that works. Each day as the students walk into my room, they place a clothespin on their shirt. As they demonstrate good behaviors or participate in the learning process, they earn extra clothespins. If they demonstrate poor behaviors, they can lose their clothespins. At the end of the class, students trade in their clothespins for treats or prizes. It works! No one wants to leave with empty hands. Even something as minor as a gummy bear or Skittle motivates them to try.

I know that my students need to be motivated to work.

I hope that eventually the motivation will become intrinsic. Until then, I want them to see some reward for their hard work. Your contribution will help tremendously to add to our daily prize and treat time. Hopefully, my students will never become a dropout statistic.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
M&M's Candy Plain, 42oz. Zipper Bag • Quill.com $12.99 3 $38.97
Anderson Pretzels Mini Pretzels, 40oz. • Quill.com $7.29 4 $29.16
Trolli Soft Gummi Bears 5 lb. Bulk • Quill.com $16.99 1 $16.99
Assorted Fruit Sours 5 lb. Bulk • Quill.com $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$102.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.16

Total project goal

$167.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.73

1 Donor

-$83.87

Donations toward project cost

-$71.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.58

match offer

-$83.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$71.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 750 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Quill and one other donor.

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