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Mrs. Johnson from Wasilla AK is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Incentives for Impressive Learners!

Help me give my students incentives to help them achieve their goals in learning! We LOVE to have popcorn while practicing our math skills, and create with Legos and beads once our learning goals have been achieved.

  • $305 goal

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My Students

My room is covered in motivational quotes about overcoming and not giving up. Every day I make connections that will boost their confidence not only in math but in life.

I teach Middle School Tier 3 intervention classes for struggling learners in Alaska.

Many of my students suffer hardships at home and in life. What amazes me is that with a little love, food and attention, how resilient they can be. Their attitudes and smiles are contagious. My goal is to provide a safe and secure learning environment where its OK to make mistakes because I am not only teaching science, I am also teaching LIFE skills.

My Project

My students come to me needing something in their life. Maybe they need love. Maybe they need encouragement. Maybe they need some self esteem. Maybe they just need food. Incentives help my students learn- from games, to popcorn, to a little treat or toy to reward a good day.

In my classroom we use incentives to not only reward effort but to let the kids have time to interact with one another in meaningful ways.

They learn how to play games and work with others in a safe environment. Here they can learn those employment skills, such as proper interaction, in a safe way that allows them to fail and try again.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pop Secret Popcorn, Movie Theater Butter, 3 Ounce Microwave Bags, 30 Count • Amazon Business $11.70 4 $46.80
WELCH'S Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
Premium Rainbow Color Embroidery Floss - Cross Stitch Threads - Friendship Bracelets Floss - Crafts Floss - 105 Skeins Per Pack and Free Set of Embroidery Needles • Amazon Business $12.97 2 $25.94
Chupa Chups Lollipops, Assorted Flavors in 6x6x6 Box Bulk Candy • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Mattel Games UNO Collector Tin Card Game • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Calans Mochi Squishy Toys, 30 Pcs Mini Squishy Party Favors for kids Animal Squishy Stress Relief Toys Cat Unicorn Squishy Squeeze Toys Kawaii Squishies Easter Egg Fillers Easter Gifts for Kids Random • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
LEGO Minecraft Steve BigFig with Parrot 21148 Building Kit , New 2019 (159 Piece) • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
LEGO Minecraft Alex BigFig with Chicken 21149 Building Kit , New 2019 (160 Piece) • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
1400pcs 5 Color Acrylic Alphabet Cube Beads Letter Beads with 1 Roll 50M Crystal String Cord for Jewelry Making(6mm) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Coolplay 3D Crystal Puzzle Cute Panda Model DIY Gadget Blocks Building Toy Gift • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Squishies squishy toy party favors for kids mochi squishy toy moji kids party favors 24pcs bulk mini kawaii squishies mochi animals stress reliever anxiety toys squishy cat squishys with storage box • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Outus 1 mm Elastic Cord Beading Threads Stretch String Fabric Crafting Cords for Jewelry Making (Rainbow, 100 m) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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