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Ms. Musick from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Economy & Incentives

My students need incentives like pinwheels and squishy animals to help keep them engaged and excited throughout the school year.

  • $407 goal

This project expired on August 21, 2018.

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My Students

My school is a public, high preforming charter school located on the southeast side of Chicago, Illinois. My school currently serves Kindergarten through 4th grade and we will be adding an additional grade level each year until we are serving K-8. Eighty-nine percent of our scholars qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. This means that our families may find it challenging to buy the resources their children need to be successful in kindergarten.

College readiness begins in Kindergarten.

I have 34 kindergarten students who are among the most curious, and brightest students in the world. I believe in empowering my students with a high-quality education that they can use to change the world.

My Project

To gets scholars bought in and constantly excited about coming to school everyday, there are a variety of positive behavior systems that are used in the classroom.

Scholars can earn points as a whole class to earn parties, or individually earn scholar dollars to use at classroom store, and choose from a treasure chest at the end of the week.

As a classroom team, scholars can work together to earn points and once they reach 100 points they get to vote for a party of their choice. By earning points as a team, scholars learn about working together, communication and social-emotional skills.

Scholars also have an opportunity to earn scholar dollars for various accomplishments daily and weekly. They can then use their scholar dollars to purchase items or save for a bigger item at the classroom store. Having a classroom economy allows scholars to practice math skills, and develop self-regulation, patience, and life skills.

Additionally, based on the scholars color chart color each day, by the end of the week could earn their choice of prize from the classroom treasure chest. This allows scholars to set both short and long term goals, and create plans to achieve them.

Ms. Musick
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ecparty Superhero Slap Bracelet for Kids Boys & Girls Birthday Party Supplies Favors (9 pack) • Amazon Business $11.11 3 $33.33
Lego-Compatible Buildable Vehicles with Minifigures (Set of 8) for Party Favors, Gifts, or Just to Build for Fun! • Amazon Business $10.53 3 $31.59
Design International Group DIG15348 Fashion Glitter Pencil • Amazon Business $9.80 2 $19.60
Light Up Rings Kids Party Favor Ring Novelty Glow Jelly Blinking Bulk (38 Pack) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bouncy Balls Bulk Set - Assorted Colorful Neon Bright Solid Colors - High Bouncing Balls Bulk - for Kids Playtime, Party Favors, Prizes, Birthdays & More! - Pack of 100, 2.3cm • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Rhode Island Novelty of 6" Pinwheels, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $6.97 2 $13.94
(24) 1.5" Emoji Pencil And Crayon Sharpeners ~ CUTE, FUN AND POPULAR ~ • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Crayola 10-Count Ultra Clean Expression Stamper Markers (2 pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Trend Enterprises Stinky Sticker Mixed Shaped Good Times Jumbo Variety Pack Sticker, 3/4 in, Pack of 535 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Dr. Jordan's Mega Assortment 144 Silicone Bandz Bracelets - Colored, Glowing, Wide Mix 12 Dozen! by Dr. Jordan'S • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Lot Of 72 Assorted Rainforest Animal Theme Hologram Changing Stickers • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Play-Doh Party Pack • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Mochi Squishy Animals Filled Surprise Eggs,16pcs Mini Cute Animal Squishies Stress Toys Inside Eggs,Soft Stretchy Squeeze Toys,Squishy Unicorn Cat Dinosaur for Kids/Adult,Choicest Prime • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Trend T6491 Trend Stinky Stickers Variety Pack, Fun favorites, 435/pack • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
Neon Party Bubbles 2 Pack • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
PJ Masks Stickers - Prizes and Giveaways - 100 per Pack • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
PinkSheep Little Girl Jewel Rings in Box, Adjustable, No duplication, Girl Pretend Play and Dress Up Rings (24 Lovely Ring) • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Dreamworks Trolls Stickers - Prizes and Giveaways - 100 per Pack - from SmileMakers • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Frienda 30 Pieces Eye Finger Puppets Eye On Rings Googly Eyeball Ring Party Favor Toys for Kids, 5 Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Toy Cars for Kids - Pull Back Truck and Car Party Favors for Kids, Construction Birthday Party Supplies, Mini Toy Cars for toddlers Boys Girls ( 12 Pcs ) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Super Hero Party Supplies Set -- 125 Temporary Tattoos Featuring Marvel Avengers, Spiderman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Moana Stickers - Prizes and Giveaways - 100 Per Pack • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
Oasis Supply Scented Cupcake Erasers Toy (24 Piece) • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Crayola 12 Ct Silly Scents Twistables Scented Colored Pencils • Amazon Business $3.19 2 $6.38
Disney Minnie Mouse Tattoos - 50 Assorted Temporary Tattoos ~ Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and More! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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