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Ms. Vaugh from Austin TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Up Motivation for College Readiness!

My students need some motivation to keep up in their rigorous academic elective which strengthens writing, reading comprehension, math, and especially interpersonal/college readiness/social skills. We need motivational rewards & also snacks for their college field trips!

  • $403 goal

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My Students

Hello there! I'm an AVID teacher at an under-served Middle School in Texas. Students in the AVID program would be the first in their family to go to college and show great college potential with the right support. AVID aims to work towards closing the achievement gap for these students with challenging circumstances, many of which are English language learners. In this class, we strengthen writing, reading comprehension, math, and many interpersonal/social skills to prepare for the professional world.

To take this opportunity-enhancing academic elective, students give up the option of taking art, theater, or possibly a music class--this means they can use all the motivation they can get to keep up in this rigorous class.

I want to do everything in my power to get these college-bound students to their highest potential. Sometimes, this means bribing students to come in for tutorials, keeping up with their Cornell Notes, and rewarding them for excellent organization.

My Project

My students need all the encouragement and motivation they can get to keep strengthening their skills.

Instead of opting for an additional theater, art, or music elective, these students have elected to essentially add another core class to their load to strengthen their writing, reading comprehension, math, and especially interpersonal/social/college readiness skills.

Sometimes the motivation gets low in this group. Sometimes students get tired of the rigor and think about taking a less challenging elective. We need some rewards for coming to tutorials, rewards for classroom competitions, and some snacks for the college field trips we take these students on. Sometimes a snack or a piece of candy will make all the difference in getting a student to show up for something that will greatly benefit their academic/career readiness.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Healthy Bars & Snacks Bulk Variety Pack, Includes Display Box (Office Station 120 Count) • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
JustJamz 30 Pack 3.5mm Stereo In-Ear Earbud Headphones - Earphones (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
500 Wholesale Lot Misprint Ink Pens, Ball Point, Plastic, Retractable • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
12 PACK-Of Mead Square Deal Composition Book, 100-Count, College Ruled, Black Marble (09932) 12 pack • Amazon Business $25.83 1 $25.83
WATINC Random 30 pcs Squishies Cream Scented Slow Rising Kawaii Simulation Lovely Toy Medium Mini Soft Food squishies, Phone Straps (30P Donuts) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Mini Squishy Toys Pack of 20 Pcs Soft Kwaii Squeeze Stretchy Toys with a box for Kids Adults Stress Relieve Slow Rising Squishies (Large) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Gaffers Tape - 2 Inch by 40 Yards in Black - Get 33% More! High End Professional Grade - Gaffer Tape is the Perfect Alternative to Duct Tape, Electrical Tape, and other Adhesives • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mochi Squishy Toys, Satkago Squishys 20 Pcs Mini Squishies Mochi Animals Stress Toys Panda Squishy Kawaii Squishy Cat Stress Reliever Anxiety Toys For Children Adults • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
DUM DUMS Lollipops, 200 Count Bag • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Dimples Excel Ball Pump for Soccer Basketball Football Volleyball Water Polo ball, Needles and Nozzles Included (1 Pack -- Blue) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
FitSand (TM) Travel Zipper Carry EVA Hard Case for UNO Card Game - Black Box, Blacker Box, Best Protection for UNO Cards • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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