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Mr. Ostapowicz from Meriden CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Organization, Rewards, and Fidgets For TSC

Help me give my students the supplies they need to focus on learning and being organized.

  • $488 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students in a semi self-contained behavior program at an urban high school. My students struggle with social, behavioral, and emotional needs. These needs impact their ability to be successful in the general education environment. My students come from diverse backgrounds and could use your support.

My students have difficulty with engagement and have to continuously work hard to complete assignments in school.

They struggle to maintain appropriate school behavior and achieve academic success in large group settings. Part of the concern, is that they are not organized and often leave their assignments laying around. Additionally, we work on developing their coping and social skills daily. My students are active and energetic (and disorganized at times); often requiring a small structured setting with staff support to be successful. My hope in this project is to assist them by providing rewards and fidgets to assist re-engage them in academic discourse. In addition, I hope to provide the students with storage bins to organize them.

My Project

The project is designed to help keep my students engaged in my lessons, as well as being organized. The storage bins will help with clutter in my classroom as well as helping teach students how to perform routine maintenance. The gift cards will be used as quarterly rewards for those students who are engaged in learning and passing classes. These rewards help in keeping students engaged in future lessons and give them something to strive for. In addition, there are fidgets which will assist students in focus on the lessons. My students are easily distracted and fidgets help students who struggle with focusing.

Mr. Ostapowicz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Really Good Stuff Durable Magazine, Book, Folder and File Holders – Ideal for Narrow or Vertical Storage Needs – Instantly Color Code Your Classroom – Choose from 22 Colors (Single Color Set of 12) • Amazon Business $67.86 1 $67.86
Really Good Stuff Durable Magazine, Book, Folder and File Holders – Ideal for Narrow or Vertical Storage Needs – Instantly Color Code Your Classroom – Choose from 22 Colors (Single Color Set of 12) • Amazon Business $67.86 1 $67.86
GameStop Gift Cards, Multipack of 3 - $15 • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, Multipack of 4 - $10 • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
Crayola Back To School Supplies, Grades 3-5, Ages 7, 8, 9, 10 (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $8.37 4 $33.48
Subway Gift Cards, Multipack of 3 - $10 • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $13.97 2 $27.94
YUE Motion - Liquid Motion Bubbler for Kids & Adults [3-Pack] | Liquid Timer for Sensory Play, Calming &Relaxing, Autism Toys | Sensory Desk Toys (Style#2) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Fidget Toys Set, 22 Pcs. Sensory Tools Bundle for Stress Relief and Anti-Anxiety for Kids and Adults, Marble and Mesh, Pack of Squeeze Balls, Soybean Squeeze, Flippy Chain, Liquid Motion Timer & More • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Big Mo's Toys Liquid Motion Spiral Timer Toy for Sensory Play - Relaxing Bubble Motion Autism ADHD Fidget Toy, Calming Toy, Sensory Visual Relaxation Desk Toy, Assorted Colors, One Piece • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$378.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$414.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.12

Total project goal

$487.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$487.45

5 Donors

-$244.00

Donations toward project cost

-$207.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.60

Matching donations from our partners

-$243.45

Match offers toward project cost

-$206.93

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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