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Mrs. Bench from Bradenton FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Prizes for My Prized Students

Help me give my students an exciting variety of items in their prize box!

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students are labeled high-risk, receive Free and Reduced Lunch, are English Language Learners (ELL), come from low socioeconomic households, and have trouble in school. Being able to engage them in mathematics through the use of differentiated instruction is a wonderful way to get them involved and excited about the learning process.

The majority of my students cannot afford their own supplies, so I want to make sure that all of my students are receiving the same education.

One way to ensure their success is to supply my students with quality materials. Any assistance you can offer in making learning accessible and enjoyable to my 7th grade Math students would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

My Project

These prizes will be given for a variety of reasons. To earn a prize, students may have to reach a learning goal or maintain classroom expectations. Using a prize box can be a great motivator. It can also aid in making the classroom feel like a positive, welcoming environment. Many times, the prize box works as a motivational tool. When students see something in the prize box that they want, students may instantly decide to do whatever it takes to be rewarded with that item. This can be helpful for those students who are not necessarily motivated to earn good grades. If the prize is an item that matters most to the student, then he or she may display an unstoppable persistence in getting that prize. The prize becomes a tangible validation of the child's learning. This can help the child gain an interest in his or her learning, as well.

When students are interested in making a selection from the prize box, they can be more motivated to complete assigned tasks that can help them meet benchmarks in the curriculum.

The prize box rewards the effort of the students. It validates the need for putting forth the hard work necessary when learning to master a new skill. Selecting an award from the prize box is a way for teachers and a student's peers to recognize a student for achieving personal growth.

Mrs. Bench
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WATINC Random 50 Pcs Squishies Cream Scented Kawaii Simulation Lovely Toy Jumbo Medium Mini Soft Squishy, Phone Straps (WT-Squishy 50Pcs) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Raymond Geddes Ice Cream Shoppe Scented Eraser with Pencil Sharpener, 24 Pack (68662) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
HeroFiber Invisible Ink Spy Pen - Black - with UV Light (12 Pack) + Mini TOP Secret Notepads (12 Pack). - Perfect Favor for Spy Parties, Stocking Stuffers, Pinatas, Science Fairs, and More • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
URSKYTOUS 60Pcs Animal Pencil Erasers Bulk Kids Japanese Come Apart Puzzle Eraser Toys for Party Favors, Classroom Prizes, Carnival Gifts and School Supplies(Random Designs) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Raymond Geddes Game Controller Erasers, Set of 24 (69755) • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Neliblu Fun Puzzle Balls - Goody Bag Fillers - Party Favors, Party Toys, Goody Bag Favors, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Filler - Fidget Brain Teaser Puzzles (12 Pack) Clear Instructional Videos Included! • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Satkago Mochi Squishies Toys, 20 Pcs Mini Mochi Squishys Toys Halloween Party Favors Toys for Kids Boy Girl Toys Panda Squishies Kawaii Squishies Cat Stress Reliever Toys • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
CENTSTAR 24Pcs Premium Korean Velvet Hair Scrunchies Hair Bands Scrunchy Hair Ties Ropes Scrunchie for Women or Girls Hair Accessories with collection bags (24 PCS Korean Velvet Scrunchies) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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