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Mrs. Trudel from Seattle WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Fill Our Prize Box!

Help me give my students a collection of bumpy rings, fidget spinners, pencils, erasers and puzzle balls for our prize box.

  • $175 goal

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My Students

I teach second and third grade literacy to two dynamic groups of learners in Washington state. The neighborhood represents a variety of cultures/families, all of whom are represented in our classrooms. We have students who speak multiple languages and who have varying levels of financial need.

Excitement is the name of the game in our classroom.

Whether we are learning about poetic forms, the life cycle of the Brassica plant, or how to read with grit, the students in my class are excited to soak up all they can.

My Project

At the beginning of the year in our class, students set goals for themselves in several areas - they set goals for what reading levels they want to get to by the end of the year, how many minutes they spend on our online reading program, how many homework packets they complete, the list goes on! My job as a teacher is to find ways to motivate students to achieve their goals; some are intrinsically motivated to move ahead in their learning, and others need a little extra push to encourage them to cross that finish line!

Filling our prize box with exciting, non-candy items will help me provide that small amount of extrinsic motivation that will encourage students to meet and exceed their goals in reading, writing and work time production.

Students will set clear goals for their work time and be able to choose from the prize box on Fridays when their goals are met. Prizes such as pencils, erasers, spinner toys and small stuffed animals are highly coveted objects, and as non-candy items, will not have a negative effect on students' physical health. I can't wait to see how far students will go with these additions to our prize box!

Mrs. Trudel
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mini Plush Bears And Stuffed Toy Animals Bulk Pack Of 50 • Amazon Business $56.22 1 $56.22
Kangaroo's Flashing LED Light Up Toys, Bumpy Rings, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Mini Finger Gyro Fidget Spiral Twister Toys Party Pack (24 Pieces) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Axe Sickle 30 pcs Non-toxic Pencil Erasers, Removable Assembly Zoo Animal Erasers for Party Favors, Fun Games Prizes,Kids Puzzle Toys. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Neliblu Fun Puzzle Balls - Goody Bag Fillers - Party Favors, Party Toys, Goody Bag Favors, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Filler - Fidget Brain Teaser Puzzles (12 Pack) Clear Instructional Videos Included! • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Haawooky 35 Pieces Flexible Soft Pencil Magic Bend Pencils for Kids Children School Fun Equipment • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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