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Ms. Sandakli from Dearborn MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Incentives for Inspiration

Help me give my students simple and fun incentives to promote motivation in learning.

  • $361 goal

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My Students

The students in my third-grade classroom come from many different cultures and backgrounds. Having a diverse classroom also means I have a large group of ESL students. These students walk in the classroom knowing that they're going to try their best to kick up their learning abilities no matter what it takes. I try my very best to have students recognize their talents and success, rather than defining them by their struggles.

Many students in my class come from low-income families, and creating a comfy environment in the classroom is my priority as a teacher.

The more comfortable my students get in the classroom, the more they are fearless and full of energy to learn.

My Project

My students passionately take risks to achieve their learning goals in the classroom every day. Sometimes it is difficult to reward hard work in the classroom without spending much money. However, incentives are great ways to have students who lack encouragement to work a little harder on themselves.

Students look forward to a reward when making positive choices, completing homework, following directions, and performing well in assessments.

As a classroom, we frequently have motivational meetings where students and I gather to talk about growth and being passionate learners. I want to be able to reward any student who shows even the slightest growth in an area of struggle. The flexible pencils, stress balls, and play doh are positive incentives that can be used throughout the learning day when rewarded, especially several students enjoy fidgeting with something in their hands as they listen to learn. Additionally, the other products: bubble wands, sticky hands, bounce balloons, party favors, etc. are positive incentives to take home for students to proudly show off to their parents/guardians. Having a physical object rewarded to show appreciation of student accomplishments, creates a motivational impact on this generation of students.

Ms. Sandakli
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 28 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Raymond Geddes Ice Cream Shoppe Scented Eraser with Sharpener (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $17.30 2 $34.60
3 Inches Emoji Stress Balls, 24 Funny Face Squeeze and Bouncy Balls Bulk, Soft Stress Relief Balls Toys for Kids Emoji Party Favor, Goodie Bag Fillers, Office Props for Adults Relax (Mix Ver) • Amazon Business $15.90 2 $31.80
OHill 48 Pack Emoji Emoticons Silicone Wristbands Bracelets Kids Birthday Party Supplies Favors Prize Rewards, Kids Size • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
SUPRBIRD Rainbow Unicorn Keychains Pack 48PCS, Birthday Party Favor Unicorn Goody Bags Supplies Key Chains Pack, Christmas Goody Bag Toys Decoration Novelty Gift • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96
ToyerBee Party Favors for Kids, 150PCS Carnival Prizes for Boys&Girls, Birthday Party Favors, Treasure Box Prizes, Prizes Box Toy Assortment for Classroom • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 50- Value Pack Case of Colors , Non-Toxic , Assorted Colors , 1-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
154 PCS Slap Bracelets, Party Favors Pack (28 Patterns) with Animal Emoji for Kids Adults Birthday Party, 1.2 x 8.7 Inch • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Fun Express Camouflage Dog Tag Necklaces (4 Dozen) - Bulk [Toy] • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Kicko 13 Inch Flexible Pencil - Pack of 36 Assorted Multi-Colored Loop Pens - Arts and Crafts, School Supplies, Stationery Collection, Perfect for Party Bag Favors and Novelty Knot Accessory • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09
Bubble Wands Party Favors Pack of 64, Mini Neon Bubble Wands | Odor-Free Non-Toxic Kids’ Bath Toy/Birthday Treats Bubble Maker Toys for Kids | Outdoor Summer Events & Celebration Toy Gift • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Mini Noise Putty Slime - (Pack of 48) Slime Party Favors Sludge for Kids All Ages, Boys & Girls, Bulk Neon Silly Noise Putty for Goodie Bag Party Supplies, Stocking Stuffers • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Race Car Toys Assorted for Kids, Boys or Girls - Free Wheeling Die Cast Metal Plastic Toy Cars Set of 36 Numbered Vehicles + Convertibles Great Gift, Party Favors or Cake Toppers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Coceca 50pcs 18 Inches Assorted Color Punch Balloons Great for Ball Balloons Party, Wedding, Fun Balloons • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Emoji Keychains, OHill 40 Pack Top 8 Popular Emoji Emoticons Emoji Keyrings Emoji Party Favor Supplies Summer Camp Prizes Carnivals Classroom Rewards Party Favor Bags • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Adorox 72 Pieces Vinyl Glitter Sticky Hands Party Favor Birthday Gifts Toys Goodies (1 1/4" Long ) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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