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Ms. Welchman from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Positive Reinforcements and Visible Supports to Help Students Succeed!

My students need explicit goals and daily, positive reinforcements to succeed!

  • $291 goal

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My Students

My U.S. History and Restorative Practices students come from diverse backgrounds and have diverse strengths and interests. One thing they all have in common, however, is their desire to work hard all year to cultivate their strengths, seek opportunities for improvement and grow as learners and as people.

We create a community in our classroom where all opinions are valued, and respect and hard work are expected.

Students spend their class time analyzing primary-source documents, writing creative essays, and creating content-based performance pieces. Data-tracking and goal-setting drive our instructional activities and help to determine each students' next steps as they move through our standards-based coursework. To that end, personalized, weekly chats with students about their progress in our coursework helps ensures students stay organized, goal-oriented, and on pace to pass the course with proficiency.

To ensure that my low-income, urban students continue to see the value of setting goals and using class time wisely, I am eager to incorporate an awards-based incentive system to help students see the value in setting goals, monitoring progress, and growing as students and young people.

My Project

Teenagers may act "too cool for school," but I can assure you they appreciate positive reinforcements and clear, visible supports to increase their class-time productivity and chances for success. I will create a ticket based incentive system to reward students for adhering to our classroom and academic expectations. The whiteboard, featured prominently at the front of class, will feature our behavioral and academic goals for the day. Students will earn one ticket for effort towards each goal, and we will hold weekly drawings for snacks and small prizes. Headphones, incentive games, and stickers will ensure all students participate and succeed!

Ms. Welchman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Easel - 24 × 36 Magnetic Dry Erase Board with Stand Adjustable Height, Smooth, No Dazzling & Durable Surface, Lightweight & Portable Tripod Whiteboard, Versatile Dry Erase Whiteboard Easel • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Kensington Hi-Fi On-Ear Headphones with Mic and 9-Foot Cord (K33323WW) • Amazon Business $16.35 3 $49.05
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars Variety Pack 49 pouches - 1.49 oz each (98 bars) • Amazon Business $23.19 2 $46.38
Frito-Lay Party Mix Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Mattel Games UNO Card Game • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Blue Double Raffle Ticket Roll 2000 • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Carson Dellosa Positive Words Motivational Stickers (0625) • Amazon Business $2.11 2 $4.22

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