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Mrs. Costelnock from Denver CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Incentivizing Success

Help me give my students prizes to incentivize success in academics leading into state standardized testing.

  • $307 goal

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My Students

My students are mathematicians. They question the world around them, develop new ideas, and are learning how to advocate for themselves. My students are eager to learn, understand, and to create change. With access to the appropriate resources, loving encouragement, and opportunities for engagement, all of my students thrive. When they have the opportunity to engage in 21st Century mathematics learning they are preparing themselves for the bright, successful futures that every single one of them deserve.

Approximately 95% of our school’s students come from low income backgrounds and 90% receive free or reduced-price lunch.

Ninety-eight percent identify as coming from a minority group. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures that need to be celebrated. Our school provides our students with the opportunity to celebrate who they are. We are an innovative turn-around school filled with students that deserve to have all of their dreams at the tips of their fingers. We are a school filled with love. We are strong in our belief that every student has what it takes to succeed. We are committed to helping our students become 100% college and job ready. We are a family.

My Project

Returning from Spring Break and immediately beginning state standardized testing is a difficult and stressful time for students. Especially when it is their first year of middle school and they are beginning to understand the importance of standardized testing.

My students are mathematicians, writers, scientists, and historians.

But they are also still kids. I want to utilize these materials as prizes to help drive their focus in the weeks leading up to testing. My goal is to provide incentives that still focus on academics and the arts in order to drive urgency around learning while still providing fun rewards for students who do their best every single day.

Mrs. Costelnock
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Kanoodle • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Edupress Mathological Liar Game, Grade 6 (EP63399) • Amazon Business $12.39 3 $37.17
3D Butterfly and leaves Stylish String Art Kit,A Fantastic New Way To Make String Pattern Craft Set,Creativity For Kids, Adult,Starter All necessary Crafting Supplies included in set(suit 2) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Melissa & Doug Sand Art Bottles Craft Kit: 3 Bottles, 6 Bags of Colored Sand, Design Tool • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
4M Create Your Own Spin Art Kit • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Learning Advantage The Original Fraction Dominoes Game Fraction Learning Game • Amazon Business $11.80 2 $23.60
Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Doodle Pad Book, Arts & Crafts, Mini Stylus Included, Easy to Use, 16 Spiral-Bound Pages, 5.5” H x 5.5” W x 0.75” L • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Division War (Flash Kids Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $3.95 3 $11.85
School Zone - Multiplication War Game Cards - Ages 8-Up, Math Games, Multiplication Tables, Third Grade Math • Amazon Business $2.99 3 $8.97

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