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Mrs. Pineda from Las Vegas NV is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mission: Motivation 2.0

Help me give my students a PS4, arcade games, and sports games for a motivation gaming room,where they could earn time spent in this room at the end of the day or week!

  • $689 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

The students at my school are 650 unique individuals who work every day to carve their place in today's ever-changing world. These children face challenges that some could never imagine. But what makes these kids special is that they challenge themselves and each other to be the best they can.

When it comes down to it, the staff's efforts to improve student behavior and performance has paid off.

We have listened to the students when it came to deciding on a reward: We want to invest in a high-tech game room that is a powerful student motivator!

My Project

Some (not all) of our students have games and computers at home, but this [the game room] would be a step above. The attraction is that the game room would be similar to an arcade. Students can use the game room after school if there is supervision -- which is provided by school staff -- but the real treat will be earning time during the school day.

It's like a payday.

Students know they have to do things (good behavior, good attendance, good test scores) so they can get to the game room.

If they read a certain number of books, make the honor roll, or are student of the month, they can earn passes to the game room. Or if the whole school does well on assessment, everyone might get passes.

A lot of the games also have an educational focus. Certain games require reading, math, science, and social studies skills. While playing the Wii golf, for example, participants have to learn to adjust their swing and plot their angles for a successful shot. Part of life is making adjustments. This also teaches them to set a goal and reach for it, if their behavior changes, they are rewarded.

Elementary school students in particular, respond to rewards, and we are always trying to devise new enticements. The best way of involving students is simply to ask them what they want, and believe me, they will tell you. Sometimes as simple as a scoop of ice cream will help motivate students. They love to socialize, parties are always saved for the big reward of doing well in academics and conduct. The game room will just take the enticements to a new level.

Mrs. Pineda
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console - Fortnite Bundle • Amazon Business $253.09 1 $253.09
Triumph Sweeper 48" Foosball Table • Amazon Business $93.56 1 $93.56
Kidkraft 2-in-1 Activity Table Espresso • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Wireless Controller Remote for PS4 - Foster Gadgets Control Joystick for Sony Playstation 4 with Double Shock (White, Fall 2019 New) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Mattel Games Toss Across Game: The Original Tic-Tac-Toe Game • Amazon Business $22.86 1 $22.86
Prextex 100 Pc Die Cast Toy Cars Party Favors Easter Eggs Filler or Cake Toppers Stocking Stuffers Cars Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
YESMARKS Kids Game Dart Board Set 8 Sticky Balls and 13.8 Inches (35cm) Dartboard - Safe Dart Game - Gift for Kids - Colorful Box Package • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Barbie Ballerina Doll with Ballerina Outfit, Tutu, Sculpted Toe Shoes, Ballet-Posed Arms and Brunette Ballet Bun for Ages 3 Years Old and Up • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Barbie Ballerina Doll with Ballerina Outfit, Tutu, Sculpted Toe Shoes, Ballet-Posed Arms and Blonde Ballet Bun for Ages 3 Years Old and Up • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Barbie Ballerina Doll with Ballerina Outfit, Tutu, Sculpted Toe Shoes, Ballet-Posed Arms and Brunette Ballet Bun for Ages 3 Years Old and Up • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94

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