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  • $281 goal

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Ms. Centor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Positive Prizes

My students need fun educational games like fold-a-shape, time bingo, and retelling cubes to use if they earn enough stars in our schoolwide behavior system to participate in the Games Club.

My Students

Sitting still for extended amounts of time is not a strong suit of many school aged children. With our schoolwide behavior system, the children in our school have made a vast improvement in their behavior in just a short amount of time. Our "rockstars" deserve a fun, educational reward once a week.

Since our school implemented PBIS, a positive behavior system, we have seen a great change in the way the children in our school are acting.

While we are in a lower income neighborhood, we are currently in a beautiful new school building. Each day the children come in, many for free breakfast, and the long day stretches ahead of them. The system we use rewards students with a star sticker when they display an appropriate behavior. Each class accumulates their stars on a chart in the classroom, and over the course of the week we tally. When the students reach a certain number of stars, they are rewarded as a class. Students behave because they know what is expected in each part of the school. This has also helped build a community, as the class works together to earn stars. Our rockstars have made a change for the better, and the hope is to continue growing and learning in a positive, safe manner.

My Project

My class has designated thirty minutes on Friday afternoons for our rewards. If the students reach the required number of stars as a class, they can earn one of four clubs. With our new building, our students are finally able to go outside for recess, but don't have a lot of time to play educational games within the classroom. My students need fun educational games like fold-a-shape, time bingo, and retelling cubes to use if they earn enough stars in our schoolwide behavior system to participate in the Games Club portion of our behavior system. While the past year we have used old favorites like 7-Up and Telephone to reward our students, these new learning games will provide an interactive, educational, and fun way for them to spend their reward time. Practicing reading and math skills while still knowing you worked hard to earn learning in a fun way will be a great reward for the students and something new will add even more excitement.

Seeing the change in behavior over the course of the last year throughout the school has been nothing short of wonderful.

The extreme behavior problems have stopped being so extreme, and the children are starting to respond to the culture of positive behavior getting rewarded. These games will allow the children to earn rewards that are still educational and meaningful while still being fun in the classroom.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL881 - Fold-A-Shape Classroom Kit • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
FF873 - Building Comprehension Skills Activity Folders - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
HH693 - Ready-To-Play Reading Games Library - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
FF614 - Reading Informational Text Common Core Standards Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
JJ391 - Time Bingo • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
JJ691 - Place Value Bingo • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
JJ396 - Money Bingo • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
Retelling Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.99 1 $6.99
Reading Comprehension Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.95 1 $12.95
12" Political Inflatable Globe • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.95 1 $7.95
12" Topographical Inflatable Globe • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.95 1 $7.95

Materials cost

$205.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$238.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.12

Total project goal

$280.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.81

3 Donors

-$157.28

Donations toward project cost

-$136.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.59

match offer

-$120.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$102.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 31 students.

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