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

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize!

Help me give my students copy paper and rewards and incentives (pencils, toys, and snacks) to motivate them and give them the praise they deserve.

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income school district, I see my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative, engaging and meaningful learning experiences this school year.

My students work very hard each day.

I often give out rewards and incentives to motivate them! I love watching their faces when I give out snacks or choose them to pick from our classroom treasure chest/prize box.

They like to move, they love to read, and love lots of positive attention. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experiences during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

My students work so hard and deserve to be rewarded for their hard work. Many of the students don’t bring snacks to school and love fruit snacks! They also crave the attention of getting praise and prizes as rewards.

Fruit snack rewards, colorful pencils, and toys are a way to motivate these students and show them their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.

The copy paper will be used to create games and activities for the students to use during center time.

My students sometimes ask for an extra prize to take home to a sibling, which we often do. We are constantly refilling our treasure chest with stickers, toys, prizes, and snacks. They love seeing the treasure chest and seeing all the new rewards!

Ms. Arena
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $39.23 1 $39.23
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Fruit Mix, 0.9 Oz., 66/Box (209-00320) • Quill.com $23.79 1 $23.79
Super Duper Prize Bucket of Motivational Toys & Prizes, 150 Pieces per Bucket • Staples Advantage $20.19 1 $20.19
Moon Products I'M A Winner Pencils Pencil, Dozen • Quill.com $4.58 4 $18.32

Materials cost

$101.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$133.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.48

Total project goal

$156.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$156.53

2 Donors

-$138.88

Donations toward project cost

-$133.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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