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Mrs. Johnson from Houma LA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Incentives! A Must!

My project needs erasers, pencils, mechanical pencils, homework passes and an assorted array of candy treats.

  • $436 goal

This project expired on October 26, 2008.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Incentives! A BIG must at my school. I teach a third grade class in a large school in south Louisiana. Ninety-five percent of the students are on free or reduced lunch. I've found that my 3rd graders will do just about anything for a reward. That is a big part of my job because motivation to do the work and do the right thing is quite a challenge. These students are not challenged at home and are given very little encouragement.

I give treats randomly during the day for: random acts of kindness, good behavior in line or in class, staying on task, finishing a class assignment correctly, for math drills, being brave enough to answer a question not knowing if it is right or not, helping their peers with a problem, and many other different things.

In order to coax these students into participating in class, doing their work, using proper manners, respecting the rights of others, having good conduct and studying and doing well on tests, these incentives are greatly needed. I spend a lot of my own money on supplies and the basic classroom needs of my students, I have no funds available for incentives. I would like an assortment of small candy treats, pencils , erasers, mechanical pencils and homework passes.

Please realize how important your contribution would be to my third graders. It would make a difference in their day to know that someone cares and wants them to do well. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
REWARD HOMEWORK PASS 100 • Teacher's School Supply $4.99 1 $4.99
JOLLY RANCHER ASST FLAVORS 14OZ BAG -- Jolly Rancher ; Assorted Flavors, 14-oz • Quill Corporation $2.96 2 $5.92
7MM NON-REFILLABLE PENCIL -- Bic Mechanical Pencils; 0.7mm, Black Barrel • Quill Corporation $3.77 3 $11.31
MOTIVATIONAL PENCILS ASST, 24 -- Dixon-Ticonderoga Teacher Award Pencils; Assorted Motivational • Quill Corporation $4.13 3 $12.39
PINK PEARL -LG 12 PER PK -- Paper Mate Pink Pearl Eraser; Large • Quill Corporation $6.92 2 $13.84
TOOTSIE POP -- Tootsie Roll Candy; Tootsie Roll Pops • Quill Corporation $13.49 2 $26.98
TOOTSIE ROLL MIDGEES 16OZ BAG -- Tootsie Roll Candy; Midgees, 16-oz. • Quill Corporation $3.41 2 $6.82
FRUIT RUNTS CANDY 30LB BULK -- Wonka Runts Fruit Candy; 30 Lb Bulk • Quill Corporation $43.19 1 $43.19
M&M'S PEANUT CANDIES, 48 /BOX -- M&M's Candy; Peanut, 1.69-oz., 48/Box • Quill Corporation $25.19 2 $50.38
CANDY,SOUR PATCH 240BX -- Sour Patch Kids Candy • Quill Corporation $19.79 2 $39.58
SKITTLES FRUIT, 36 COUNT -- Skittles Original Fruit Candy • Quill Corporation $18.89 2 $37.78
KIT KAT LSC, 24 CT -- Kit Kat Bar • Quill Corporation $17.09 2 $34.18
LIFESAVERS BAG, FIVE FLAVORS -- Life Savers Candy; Five Original Flavors • Quill Corporation $2.06 2 $4.12

Materials cost

$291.48

Vendor shipping charges

$29.15

State sales tax

$11.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$357.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.37

Total project goal

$435.37

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$435.37

3 Donors

-$402.35

Donations toward project cost

-$357.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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