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Ms. Mejia Cardona from Salinas CA is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Incentives for Reading

Help me give my students amazing incentives when meeting the trimester reading goal.

  • $330 goal

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My Students

My classroom has thirty brilliant, hardworking students. The majority are English Language Learners with Spanish being their native language. They come from low-income​ homes; the majority of their parents work in agriculture and share an apartment with multiple families. In addition, they live in the east side of the city which is considered the most dangerous.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our students will start the school year with remote instruction.

Currently, they are using school Chromebooks to carry out their daily assignments.

We meet 5 times a week through Google Meet. I assign academic work through Google Classroom and Seesaw.

My Project

The supplies that I am asking for will be used to reward students for their effort in reading during school hours, as well as reading at home each night! Our students are in third grade and need the support and encouragement to take charge of their independent reading practices.

I have always encouraged reading at their independent level (ZPD) at least 30 minutes for homework.

Having these prizes as incentives will inspire our students to read. I will use these rewards for weekly checks and trimester word count goals! Our students love taking "AR" quizzes on the computer! Therefore, I will use these incentives to reward the students for the word count and percentage they receive from their quizzes!

Ms. Mejia Cardona
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dr Seuss Changeable 6-Color Little Kids Retractable Pens, 12-Pack (67130) $15.53 2 $31.06
Raymond Geddes Dr. Seuss Stress Ball, 24/Box (70636) $26.44 1 $26.44
JPSOR Kraft Notebook, 20 Pack Lined Notebook Journals, 3.5" x 5.5" Pocket Notebook with 10 Different Happy Designs, Inspirational Notebook 80 Pages for Students, Office, School Supplies $12.99 2 $25.98
Dr Seuss Pencils with Giant Eraser Toppers, 36 Pieces (66865) $17.60 1 $17.60
Raymond Geddes Dr. Seuss Oh the Places You'll Go Pencil Set (Pack of 72) $15.86 1 $15.86
Raymond Geddes Dr Seuss Grip Gel Pen 24/Dsp Gel Ink Rollerball Pen (70640) $14.00 1 $14.00
ArtCreativity 2.5 Inch Crayon Erasers for Kids - Set of 36 - Durable Pencil Rubbers in Assorted Colors - Unique School Stationery Supplies - Birthday Party Favors for Boys and Girls, Classroom Prize $13.97 1 $13.97
Raymond Geddes Dr. Seuss Book Eraser 48 Pack (69689) $12.96 1 $12.96
LanMa 70PCS Animal Erasers Japanese Puzzle Food Erasers for Kids Classroom Prizes Party Gifts Pencil Erasers $11.99 1 $11.99
Raymond Geddes Incentive Pencils (Pack of 144) $11.90 1 $11.90
OHill 48 Pack Emoji Emoticons Silicone Wristbands Bracelets Kids Birthday Party Supplies Favors Prize Rewards, Kids Size $11.88 1 $11.88
JPSOR 28 Pack Multicolor Ballpoint Pens 0.5mm 6-in-1, 6 Color Retractable Ballpoint Pens for Office School Supplies Students Gift $10.99 1 $10.99
Blulu 60 Pieces Summer Bookmarks Cold Drink Theme Bookmarks Cute Colorful Dessert Bookmarks for Students Kids Adults (Color 1) $8.99 1 $8.99
35 Pieces Flexible Soft Pencil Magic Bend Pencils for Kids Children School Fun Equipment $7.99 1 $7.99

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