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Ms. Freitas from Bay Shore NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our BUSY BEES Need Some Honey!

Help me give my students loads of super cool rewards like: silly slippers, fancy crowns, sunglasses, fun pencils and pens, pencil toppers, erasers, bracelets, necklaces, decorations, and crafts to use as behavior incentives in our classroom.

  • $616 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My wonderful students are a diverse group of English language learners in Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.

These amazing children come from all over the world, but most were born right here in the United States.

Most of my students come from low socio-economic homes where English is not spoken. Many of these students are the first in their families to attend school. Although they come from all different walks of life, the all share the same desire to learn and grow!

My Project

Ever hear the quote, "You'll get more bees with honey?" Well, where we come from, this quote couldn't be more accurate (especially when you're working with children)! We are firm believers that children become SUPER motived to work hard, persevere‚Äč, make good decisions, and be better citizens when they can earn incentives and rewards in the classroom for their actions. These incentives give our students immediate positive reinforcement in the classroom. In our class, the students are able to earn tickets for doing great things. As their tickets add up, we allow them the opportunity to "cash-in" for fun and exciting classroom rewards like: Wear silly slippers in the classroom, wear sunglasses, choose a fancy pen/pencil/eraser, make a decoration/craft to share with the class, wear a bracelet/necklace, be a king/queen for a day, give a gift to another student, and/or earn a bookmark.

These rewards are simple and fun ways to reward and reinforce positive behavior in our classroom.

As their actions get recognized, they feel a sense of accomplishment and build self-esteem. The more the children strive to earn these rewards, the more automatic these positive behaviors become. Please help us get more "honey" for our little "busy bees. "

Ms. Freitas
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vickerman Matte Finish Seamless Shatterproof Christmas Ball Ornament, UV Resistant with Drilled Cap, 24 per Bag, 2.4", Turquoise • Amazon Business $30.68 2 $61.36
Flexicore Packaging 5.25"x3.25"x8" - 50 Pcs-White Kraft Paper Bags, Shopping, Merchandise, Party, Gift Bags • Amazon Business $14.95 3 $44.85
Mega Squishy Scented Pencil Topper Squishies for Kids (Set of 4) | Squeezable Ice Cream Pen Holders | Stress Relief Fidget Squeeze Toys | Fun Party Favors/ School Supplies/ Birthday Gift • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Carson-Dellosa CD-0232BN Happy Birthday Crowns, 30 Per Pack, 2 Packs • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
Inovart Puzzle-It 28-Piece Blank Puzzle, 24 Puzzles Per Package, 5-1/2" x 8", White • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Wishpets Plush Troll Slippers (Medium) • Amazon Business $25.20 1 $25.20
Komyufa Women Memory Foam House Slippers Cozy Animal Home Slipper Indoor Outdoor (S/ 5-6.5 B(M) US, Pink Bunny) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Ofargo Plastic Cauldron, Mini Black Witch Cauldron, Multi-purposed Novelty Candy Holder Pot with Handle for Halloween, Harry Potter, St Patrick's Day Party Favors (2 1/4-2 3/4", Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $6.89 3 $20.67
Raymond Geddes Monster Wood Lead Pencil with Eraser Topper 24/Dsp (70184) • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Get Orange DIY Paper Photo Frame Wall Deco with Mini Clothespins and Stickers - Fits 4"x 6" Pictures (multicolor) • Amazon Business $6.59 3 $19.77
Tigerdoe Kings Crown - 4 Pack - Royal King Crowns and Princess Tiara - Costume Accessories • Amazon Business $19.74 1 $19.74
Ibeauti Furry Monster Adventure Slippers, Comfortable Novelty Warm Winter Hobbit Feet Slippers for Adults • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Japsom Unisex Cozy House Monster Slippers Halloween Animal Costume Paw Claw Shoes Tiger Stripe S • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
Festive Fall Thanksgiving Party Turkey Craft Kit • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Raymond Geddes Game Controller Erasers, Set of 24 (69755) • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
JOYIN Toy 72 PCs Slap Bracelets Party Favors Pack (24 Designs) with Colorful Hearts Animal Emoji • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
KINREX Plastic Gold Coins - Mega Novelty Pack - St. Patricks Coin - 400 Count - Great For Kids, Toddlers, Games, Teachers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
33 inch 07mm Round Metallic Green Mardi Gras Beads - 6 Dozen (72 necklaces) • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Moon Boat St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Rubber Wristbands Bracelets - Party Favors Supplies Gifts Decorations • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Toy Cubby Marabou Colorful Feathers Pens - 2 Dozen • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
dazzling toys Assorted Magnetic Ice Cream Cone Writing Pens for Kids Pack of 6 - Cool Multicolor Pens for Kids Party Favor | Birthday Party Fun Novelty Pens 6 Pk. School Supplies for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Oasis Supply Scented Cupcake Erasers Toy (24 Piece) • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
12 Pack 80's Style Neon Party Sunglasses – Fantastic Party Pack Favors, Party Toys For Goody Bags by Big Mo’s Toys • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Koogel Ice Cream Pen,6 Pcs 6''Assorted Ice Cream Cone Writing Pens School Pen for Party Presents Kids Party Favor School Supplies • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$486.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$523.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.35

Total project goal

$615.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$615.68

2 Donors

-$615.68

Donations toward project cost

-$523.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.35

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$0.00

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