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Ms. O. from Ewing NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making School Exciting for Struggling Students

Help me give my students fun prizes and rewards for a variety of celebrations.

  • $347 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of cultures and backgrounds in an urban neighborhood. They attend an alternative educational program designed for students in elementary and middle school who struggle in a regular school setting for various reasons.

My students deserve to feel proud, believed in, and that they are able to create something wonderful.

They struggle with a range of learning disabilities and emotional disorders, and some lack a stable home life, but even with the external stressors that surround them on a daily basis, they remain hardworking, talented, and driven.

My Project

My students deserve to feel confident and comfortable. Living in a low socioeconomic area, many of my students’ families are unable to afford celebrations and extravagant gifts. These celebratory rewards and supplies are meant to reward students and let them know that they are cared for! The prizes will be used as positive reinforcement and the paper, tape, and pencils will be used to make personalized birthday and holiday cards. These items will all be used to celebrate students’ accomplishments and special occasions helping to create a warm and friendly environment. The requested supplies will increase attendance and directly address the issue of learning gaps created by frequent absences, students will feel special celebrating their birthdays, holidays, successes, and academic achievements.

Positive moments in the classroom go a long way in motivating our students beyond the classroom.

These items are only material, but they represent a larger need in making students feel valued.

Ms. O.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Christmas Holiday Rubber Ducky Assortment - 50 pcs • Amazon Business $25.46 1 $25.46
JOYIN 120Pc Party Favor for Kids Toy Assortment, Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Fillers and Goodie Bags Fillers • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
JOYIN Over 100 Pieces Halloween Toys Assortment for Halloween Party Favors, School Classroom Rewards, Trick or Treating, Halloween Miniatures, Halloween Prizes • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Crayola Construction Paper, 480 Count, 10 Colors, Great for Crafts • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
LiveEco Emoji Erasers for Kids, 120 Emoji Pencil Eraser Bulk Pack, Great for Gifts, Small Emoticon Party Favors, Teacher Incentives, Rewards, Classroom School Supplies, Pair with Fun Pencils • Amazon Business $17.73 1 $17.73
Geddes Jolly Holiday Pencil Assortment with Giant Eraser Topper - Set of 36 • Amazon Business $16.37 1 $16.37
48 Rolls Washi Tape Set - 8mm Wide Decorative Masking Tape, Colorful flower style design for DIY Craft Scrapbooking Gift Wrapping • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mini Wooden Fiesta Maracas Assorted color and design (1 dz) • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
Geddes Boo Buddies Pencil with Giant Eraser Assortment - Set of 36 • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
TINYMILLS 60 Pcs Holidays and Occasions Assorted Stampers for Kids • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Elmer's Craftbond Permanent Dot Runner Refill, 26-1/4 Feet, 2 Per Pack, Clear (E4011) • Amazon Business $6.11 2 $12.22
Two Dozen (24) Mini Irish St. Patrick's Day Rubber Ducks • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Two Dozen (24) Mini Glow-in-the-dark Halloween Rubber Ducks Duckie Ducky by Fun Express • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
36 MINI HOLIDAY FUN and GAMES Activity BOOKS/Stocking STUFFERS/PARTY FAVORS/TEACHERS/Daycare/2 1/2 x 3 1/2 by FX • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Shamrock Cut Out Rubber Bracelet (24/pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Assorted Sports Rubber Duckys [Toy] by Fun Express (1-Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.11 1 $8.11
Agutape 48 Rolls Washi Tape Set,Foil Gold Skinny Decorative Masking Washi Tapes,3MM Wide DIY Masking Tape • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
3 Dozen (36) Valentine's Pencil Assortment • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Waving Snowman Notepads (24 Pack) Paper. 4" X 6" 35 Pages. • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Graphic Products Mulberry Paper Scrap Pack by Black Ink Papers, Assorted (SP-100) • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98

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