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Ms. Ingham from Rochester NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Incredible Incentives

My students need fun incentives to promote positive behavior, including cool emoji toys.

  • $159 goal

This project expired on August 19, 2018.

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My Students

While our school is located in the historic Corn Hill area of Rochester, our students come from all over Rochester. Many of them come from poverty stricken neighborhoods. We also have several English language learners.

Our school serves students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade and has a focus on STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. We are also a school with an "extended learning day" which means our school day is an hour longer than a normal school day. The extended learning period gives restorative practices, builds relationships, and academic intervention.

My Project

We are nearing the end of the year and we will begin reviewing for the algebra regents exam. My students are doing what a lot of people thought students in my district couldn't do. They are taking high school regents algebra as 7th and 8th graders. Every year, for a few days leading up to the regents exam, the living environment teacher and I like to have a "celebration" with all of our honors students. We spend most of the time reviewing as a large group, but we like to have a little fun to ease some of the anxiety that comes along with important exams.

We always like to incorporate a little competition in our review sessions.

Of course, with competition, students like rewards. We also want to let our kids know that we are proud of what they are doing and how hard they have worked all year to come this far.

Emojis are very popular with my middle school students, and I am requesting items that my students will be excited to earn, including emoji party favors, emoji backpacks, and an emoji pillow. My students also love having their own stress ball or fidget toy, and rubiks cubes are finally cool again in middle school. We also have a school incentive store where students can earn what we call "eagle bucks" and purchase items. The most popular items are pencils and headphones, so I know students will be excited to win these. My students are already self-motivated learners, but the items requested in this project will make them that much more excited.

Ms. Ingham
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 55 students.

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MelonBoat Emoji Party Favors Supplies 258 Faces Jumbo Pack, Backpack Keychain Plush, Balloons, Stickers, Rubber Wristbands Bracelets, Favor Goodie Bags, Bulk Set Stuff Toys Gifts for Kids Children • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
BTS Kpop Socks 7 Pairs (Jungkuk, J-Hope, Suga, V, Jin, Jimin, Rap Mon) • Amazon Business $15.87 1 $15.87
Gadget.Cool 3.5mm Color Earphones Bulk - Pack of 10 Wholesale Earphones, 8 Assorted Colors, Standard Sound Quality, Soft Silicon Ear-tips, Flat Cable (8 Colors/Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Lebbeen Mini Cubes Party Favors Cube Puzzle (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Emoji Drawstring Backpack Bags by NALAKUVARA, 6 Pack Cute Assorted Emoticon Party Favors Supplies Stuff for Kids Teens Girls Boys Gift, 16X13 Inch • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Haawooky 35 Pieces Flexible Soft Pencil Magic Bend Pencils for Kids Children School Fun Equipment • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Puffer Balls - 6 Pack Assorted Colors, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Pink And Purple, For Kids Sensory Stress Relief, Therapy Toy Favor, Goody Bag Filler, - By Kidsco • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
New Emojis New Smiley Emoticon Cushion Pillow Stuffed Plush Toy Doll Poop Emoji Face Bed Pillow Home Living Room Decoration Pillows USA SELLER (13X13X2 Inch, Lady Nerd) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98

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