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Mrs. Gonzales from Oxnard CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growth Mind Set and Positive Behavior

Help me give my students incentives for positive behavior both in and out of the classroom. Chapter books to reward their positive choices. Positive behavior punch cards with fun punches to use and Growth Mind set books.

  • $404 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school where all students get free breakfast and lunch. Most of my students come from very low-income homes, and many of these homes are broken or have many families sharing a space. School is a place for them not only to learn, but also to feel safe in and be able to spend time with their friends. Many of these students also receive free dental care at school as well as backpacks of food to take home on the weekends.

I would like to get reward cards and decorative punches for my classroom.

This year I am trying to focus on a very positive driven reward system in my classroom. By offering positive incentives, my students will be able to earn books to take home and help build their at home library.

By purchasing chapter books, picture books, reward cards and decorative punch cards, I will be able to encourage my students to different ways of getting positive attention at school. I hope to help keep them interested in reading and encourage them to make good choices both in and out of the classroom.

My Project

I will use the Positive Reward punch cards with the decorative punches to "catch them doing something positive". I would like to reward them with the chapter books so they can start building their own library at home.

By reading books about Growth Mind Set to my students, I want to teach them that they are able to do anything they set their minds to.

The colored pens and pencils will be used through out my days teaching. I use them to bring color to the classroom and brighten the students' learning.

I want to encourage a love for reading with emphasis on positive behavior and good choices.

Mrs. Gonzales
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $94.90 1 $94.90
Junie B. Jones Complete First Grade Collection Box set • Amazon Business $33.41 1 $33.41
My Weirder School 12-Book Box Set: Books 1-12 • Amazon Business $32.38 1 $32.38
Punch Card - Incentive Loyalty Reward Cards - Business Card Size 3.5 x 2 Inches - Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Assorted Colors, 14 Count • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Jeemitery 1/4 Inch Star Shaped Metal Single Handheld Hole Paper Punch Punchers with Soft-Handled for Tags Clothing Ticket • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Jeemitery 1/4 Inch Heart Shaped Metal Single Handheld Hole Paper Punch Punchers with Soft-Handled for Tags Clothing Ticket • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
FunLavie Colored Pencils 24 Coloring Pencils Premium Art Drawing Pencil for Adults Coloring Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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