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Mrs. Montecalvo from Worcester MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Me Be Your Motivation

My students need toys, stickers, balls, dinosaurs and sticky hands as incentives to be the best students they can be.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My wonderful kindergartners are between the ages of five and seven. For many of them, this is the first time they have entered a classroom, picked up a book or explored music, art and the sciences. They come to school with smiles on their faces and an eagerness to learn, but they also come from very different backgrounds.

Many of my students live in poverty.

Many are learning English as a second language and many are immigrants and refugees from other countries. Even so, my students come to school willing to take chances and grow while teaching their teacher a thing or two about how to better meet the needs of her students. They also show her how to view each day with open eyes and an open mind.

My Project

For some students, a tiny incentive goes a long way. Whether it be an incentive to come to school everyday, finish their work or excel on their assessment, students love being able to get something materialistic for their good behavior or good choice. Many of my students need a small incentive to get their work done. Praise and a high five only go so far and with tasks becoming harder and harder, these students need something else to push them to try their best and complete their work.

Classroom incentives help students visualize the light at the end of the tunnel.

Knowing that they will receive a prize after completing their work or finishing their homework, students tend to work harder and more diligently. Frustrated and anxious students tend to relax when they are told that at the end of an activity, a prize awaits them.

Mrs. Montecalvo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BDC Super Cool Toy Assortment (100 Pieces) • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
50 PC Race Car Set - Metal Plastic Die Cast Cars • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Mini Magic Spring Assortment - Bulk Pack Of 50 Rainbow Springs - Great Party Favor Spring Toy • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Slap On Plastic Vinyl Retro Bracelets with Colorful Hearts & Animal Print Design Patterns for Children, Toy Party Favors (72 Pack) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Teacher Stickers For Kids Mega Pack by Purple Ladybug Novelty, 4960 Reward Stickers & Incentive Stickers for Teachers Classroom & School Bulk Use! Includes Smiley Face Stickers & Star Stickers! • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Biging 48 Pieces 4 Style 25mm Bouncy Balls Bulk Set Include Mixed Colour Ball Series, Neon Ball Series, Football Series and Smiley Ball Series for Party Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Vinyl Mini Dinosaurs (72 count) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Neliblu Neon Rope Woven Friendship Bracelets Adjustable, 144 Bracelets in 4 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Vinyl Glitter Mini Sticky Hands Toys for Children Party Favors, Birthdays - 1 1/4" (72 Count) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rhode Island Novelty 144 Plastic Glitter Rings (Assorted Colors and Designs)(Discontinued by manufacturer) • Amazon Business $5.20 1 $5.20

Materials cost

$108.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.74

Total project goal

$164.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.95

1 Donor

-$164.95

Donations toward project cost

-$140.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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