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Mrs. Tracey from Danbury CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Incentives To Reward Us During Distance Learning

Help me give my students gift cards as incentive prizes during distance learning!

  • $155 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My eighth-grade cluster is made up of students from a wide variety of backgrounds. My students continue to work hard each year and thrive in a learning environment that nurtures creativity.

Healthy students learn more!

Over 43% of the students in my cluster are classified as ELL (English Language Learners), and another 30% are classified as special needs. Even with these hurdles, my kids work hard to find success in the classroom. Additionally, over 80% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch. This means that many do not have the basic supplies that we generally take for granted.

My Project

As I begin looking forward to the 2020-21 school year, I struggle to find the right way to help my students work their hardest in this distance learning format. Last year, we engaged in distance learning for 6 weeks. During that time, it was easy for the kids to disconnect from the lessons or just not log on at all. I asked myself what works in the classroom when they need something more than just a pat on the back or a good grade to keep them motivated. The answer was obvious: the prize box.

In school, it's easy to give kids a quick pick from the prize box, but things have changed.

Allowing them to dig through the box isn't going to work when they aren't in school. So, I need something easy to send in the mail. That's why I chose Gift Cards as PBIS incentives. By offering the gift cards I can hold a bi-weekly raffle and send the winner a card in the mail. I tried using stickie hands and erasers, but the cost of postage was much higher than I expected.

I previously got a group of Amazon cards and did bi-weekly raffles. The kids love it. I saw a marked increase in the number of students completing all of their work the week after I hard the first raffle and this trend continues, so now I am expanding the options to include other types of cards.

Mrs. Tracey
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 1 student.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon.com Gift Card in a Greeting Card (Congrats, Yay You Design) • Amazon Business $10.00 7 $70.00
Panera Bread Gift Cards, Multipack of 3 - $10 • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00

Materials cost

$100.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$131.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.21

Total project goal

$154.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$154.71

2 Donors

-$131.50

Donations toward project cost

-$131.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.21

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$0.00

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