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Mrs. Meadows from Peoria IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Locker Pets

Help me give my students a fun way to reach their reading goals with erasers, squeeze toys, and other incentives.

  • 9 donors
  • $396 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all from a low SEL that have little access to literature and are mostly reading well below grade level. My students have high needs for both social and emotion education which impacts their ability to want to come to school and stay in school.

My students need to have positive experiences to help them close learning gaps that were created due to COVID.

Students families have taken the burden of this pandemic and next school year, I want to help my students be ready to learn; by providing them with basic supplies, it will ensure that all students are equally prepared.

My Project

With Locker Pets, students have a fun reward system tied to their growth toward increasing their Reading Levels. District requires students to spend a set amount of time on either IXL or Lexia but after a while, students get burnt out on learning from these platforms.

I want to create a fun, engaging way to engage student growth by rewarding those that work hard toward their goals to earn an Adoptable Pet and monthly accessories to keep their interest year round.

Big adopts are set to occur three times per year (after students finish their diagnostic's then each month they would work toward accessories. The first week of the month is for paper habitats, the second week and third weeks students work towards small erasers that match the theme. These have been wildly popular since students are all about collecting little goodies.

Mrs. Meadows
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 72 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Raymond Geddes Totally Adorkable Erasers (Pack of 114) • Amazon Business $40.54 1 $40.54
WATINC Random 70Pcs Squeeze Toys, Birthday Gifts for Kids Party Favors, Slow Rising Simulation Bread Squeeze Stress Relief Toys Goodie Bags Egg Filler, Keychain Phone Straps, 1 Jumbo Squeeze Include • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Donuts Eraser for Children Gift School Supplies, Pack of 30 • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Raymond Geddes Football Erasers (Pack of 48) • Amazon Business $13.35 2 $26.70
Cute Halloween Mini Erasers, 3 Styles Random Pumpkin Ghost Bat Mini Erasers Bulk for Kids Trick or Treat Halloween Party Favors, 60 Pcs • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
YIHONG 72 Pcs Kawaii Squishies, Mochi Squishy Toys for Kids Party Favors, Mini Stress Relief Toys for Christmas Party Favors, Classroom Prizes, Birthday Gift, Goodie Bag Stuffers • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
PRALB 1000PCS Miniature Assorted Vegetables Fruit Collection Pencil Erasers, Adorable Vegetables Fruit Designs Won't Smudge Or Tear Paper,Eraser Caps Style Great for Homework Rewards, Party Favors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Raymond Geddes Reading Rocks! Pencil Erasers (Pack of 48) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Juvale Mini Valentine Erasers for Kids, Classroom Party Favors (300 Pieces) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Fun Express Mini Pet Erasers (Bulk Set of 144) Classroom Rewards and Party Favors • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Jelly Belly Jewel Blueberry Jelly Beans - 1 Pound (16 Ounces) Resealable Bag - Genuine, Official, Straight from the Source • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
300 Pieces Mixed Flower Smile Face Polymer Clay Beads Fruit Shape Spacer Beads Colorful Polymer Clay Beads for Women Girls DIY Bracelet Necklace • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
LovesTown Mini Erasers, 60 Pcs Novelty Erasers Mini Pencil Erasers Yellow Fun Erasers for Students Classroom Rewards Gift Bag Filler • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bulk Mini Acorn Erasers - Fall Classroom Handouts and Party Favor Stationery - 144 Pieces • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
MINI ZOO ANIMAL ERASER ASSORTMENT • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Amscan 394944 St. Patrick's Day Mini Rubber Erasers, 144 Ct. | Assorted Colors | Party Accessory ,5 3/4" x 6 1/4" (Pkg. Size) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
100 Pieces Mini Fruit Erasers Assortment, Colorful Grape, Fruit and Strawberry Assorted Eraser Mini Novelty Fruit Erasers for Party Favors, Homework Rewards, Gift Filling (Style 3, 100 Pieces) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

Materials cost

$296.65

Vendor shipping charges

$4.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.31

Total project goal

$395.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.40

6 Donors

-$221.67

Donations toward project cost

-$195.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Matching donations from our partners

-$165.49

Match offers toward project cost

-$140.67

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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