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Mrs. Bawar from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Incentives to Encourage Reading

Help me give my students exciting prizes to earn for making their reading goals.

  • $267 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a low-income area where drugs, gangs, and violence are a reality. The majority of my students live below the poverty line and receive free meals at school. Most of my students are struggling readers, but they work hard to improve their levels. About twenty-five percent of my class are English Language Learners.

My students are learning that reading can take them on great adventures.

Literacy is a very important part of my students' school day. They are learning to love reading and the adventures they find. Whether through a piece of literature or an informational text about history or science. They eagerly check out school library books that correlate to the classroom instruction.

My Project

My students need new incentives such as pens, pencils, and erasers for their reading goals. They have been reading up a storm and have almost depleted my rewards and we still have 13 weeks left of school.

My students are learning that reading can take them on great adventures.

Literacy is a very important part of my students' school day. They are learning to love reading and the adventures they find. Whether through a piece of literature or an informational text about history or science. They eagerly check out school library books that correlate to the classroom instruction.

My students have a quarterly reading goal. They need to achieve a certain number of points by taking Accelerated Reader tests. Along with their points goal, they also have a comprehension goal. I chose pencils, erasers, slime, and sharpeners to encourage my students to read more because they will want these prizes.

Many of my students have exceeded their goals this year.

My students know if they double their goal they will get to pick a book of their choice. I have had 5 students at least double their goal so far. Your donation will allow me to add new and exciting incentives to encourage my students to continue to read.

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

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This project will reach 33 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Energizer Clip Book Light for Reading, LED Reading Light for Books and Kindles, 25 Hour Run Time (Batteries Included) • Amazon Business $5.99 10 $59.90
4E's Novelty 12 Pack Bouncing Neon Fluffy Putty Two Colors per Container! – DIY Make Your Own Ball - Ideal Birthday Party Gift for Kids Boys & Girls – Great Children Party Favors Bulk – Non-Toxic • Amazon Business $16.87 2 $33.74
12 PCs Ultimate Silly Fluffy Slime Putty Kit Supplies ALL IN ONE with Cloud, Unicorn, Galaxy, Mermaid Sea, Fruit, Clear, Foam, Rainbow, Glitter, Fishbowl Fun Glossy Smiles in Containers for Kids. • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
Banana Pens (1 dz) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
SNInc. Glitter Bouncing Balls - Party Favor Pack of 30 Super Balls • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Raymond Geddes Dr. Seuss Book Eraser 48 Pack (69689) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
RIN (24) 1.5" Emoji Pencil and Crayon Sharpeners ~ Cute, Fun and Popular ~ • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$177.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$226.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.91

Total project goal

$266.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$266.06

2 Donors

-$210.00

Donations toward project cost

-$178.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$56.06

Match offers toward project cost

-$47.65

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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