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Ms. Phoenix from New Orleans LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Prizes, Prizes, Everywhere!

Help me give my students small prizes to encourage participation and working hard to achieve all goals.

  • $493 goal

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My Students

Do you know that your intelligence and character can be developed with hard work and dedication? Ask one of our scholars and they will not only tell you that, yes, your intelligence can and will develop with hard work, but they will also teach you how.

Clever, curious, and confident, our scholars work enthusiastically everyday to develop a growth mindset in which they know no one is born intelligent; intelligence comes with hard work and dedication.

As we say in the classroom, we, "Work Hard. Play Hard."

Providing rigorous academics and social emotional development, our school serves scholars in grades K-4 from urban, low-income communities where 98% of them receive free or reduced price lunch.

Our school's mission is to get our scholars to and through college by explicitly teaching them not only the academic skills, but also the character skills necessary to succeed in life. With scholars always at the forefront of our minds, we relentlessly develop lessons, seek hands on materials that will bring learning to life, and hold a figurative mirror up so our scholars see their best selves.

My Project

We are teaching our kindergarten students how to be independent learners and thinkers. While teaching them to be intrinsically motivated, we also need to meet them where they are with extrinsic prizes to help motivate them.

Children, just like adults, respond to both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators.

With your donation, we will be able to celebrate each student’s work and dedication to achieve their goals with a tangible prize.

Fidget spinners, emoji faces, and sticky hands will remind them of the work they did to achieve the trinket. When students play with these toys, they will serve as a constant reminder to students to grow their brains big, big, big, to achieve all goals.

Ms. Phoenix
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mini Finger Gyro Fidget Spiral Twister Toys Party Pack (24 Pieces) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $10.99 10 $109.90
Rhode Island Novelty Neon 80's Style Party Sunglasses with Dark Lens (30 Pack) • Amazon Business $16.22 3 $48.66
ebuddy 128Pc Carnival Prizes Toy Assortment Kids Party Favor, Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Pinata, Christmas, Festival • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Amy & Benton 120PCS Carnival Prizes for Kids Birthday Party Favors Prizes Box Toy Assortment for Classroom • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
120 PCS Party Favors Toy Assortment for Kids Bulk Toys Favors for Birthday, Pinata Fillers, Carnival Prizes, Classroom Rewards, Treasure Chest Toys • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
MelonBoat Emoji Party Favors Supplies 258 Faces Jumbo Pack, Backpack Keychain Plush, Balloons, Stickers, Rubber Wristbands Bracelets, Favor Goodie Bags, Bulk Set Stuff Toys Gifts Kids Children • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
JOYIN 120Pc Party Favor for Kids Toy Assortment, Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Fillers and Goodie Bags Fillers • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Bulk Toy Assortment - 120 Piece Party Favors for Kids, Treasure Box Prizes for Classroom, Pinata Filler, Small Toys, Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Treasure Box Party Toys (100-Piece Set) Fun Assortment for Kids | Birthday Parties, Carnival or Classroom Prize Boxes, Pinata Fillers | Boys and Girls | Small, Colorful • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Mega Pack Of 50 Coil Springs - Assorted Emoji Silly Faces And Colors, Mini Spring Toy For Party Favor, Carnival Prize, Gift Bag Filler • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Mega Pack Of 50 Coil Springs - Assorted Emoji Silly Faces And Colors, Mini Spring Toy For Party Favor, Carnival Prize, Gift Bag Filler • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
OHill 72Pcs Emoji Bracelets Emoticons Wristbands for Birthday Party Favors Supplies, Party Goodie Bags • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Fun Express Vinyl Mini Dinosaurs - 72 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
72 Novelty Vinyl Sticky Hands For Kids, Assorted Colors - Glittery Fun Color Designs - 7 Inches Long • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Rhode Island Novelty 144 Plastic Glitter Rings (Assorted Colors and Designs) • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28

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