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Mrs. Le-Nguyen from San Jose CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Prizes to Motivate Learning!

Help me give my students prizes as rewards for making good learning choices.

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic and enthusiastic learners. They come to school with a multitude of abilities and aptitudes reflecting their diverse backgrounds. Many are still acquiring fluency in English.

Although they come from a community with fewer privileges than others in Silicon Valley, my students have unlimited potential.

We are working hard every day to achieve so that they can compete with the best of the students in Silicon Valley. Our students deserve to have quality materials and experiences to help them achieve their personal best.

My Project

In our class we have an classroom economy reward program to motivate student learning. When I catch students being good I hand out slips that represent our classroom currency. Currently they are little slips of paper that represent Aztec gold that is related to our unit on Mesoamerican civilizations. When students are the first to follow directions, collaborate with others and/or show respect they are given the Aztec gold. If they do not show effective learning behaviors, the Aztec gold can also be taken away. Students collect the Aztec gold and save it. At the end of each trimester, there is an auction and swap meet to use their money to buy things. This classroom economy is highly motivating.

The hope is that by encouraging students with extrinsic incentives will help them later on to develop intrinsic motivation to learn.

Our project is requesting some fun prizes to reward our students. We are asking for little trinkets that fifth grade students would love to have: scented kneadable erasers, squish balls, trendy stickers, squish animals and mechanical pencils. Please help us to fill up our classroom swap meet so that our students continue to be motivated to keep on learning!

Mrs. Le-Nguyen
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Geddes Snack Attack Scented Kneaded Eraser Assortment, Set of 36 (68122) • Amazon Business $16.69 2 $33.38
24 Colorful 1-Inch Mini Mesh Stress Balls - Squishy Fidget Toy Perfect for Kids and Adults Materials for Lasting Use - Squeeze Balls for Anxiety and Concentration - Great Party Favors • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Outee Mochi Squishies Animals, 40 Pcs Mochi Squishies Toys 2nd Generation Mini Toys Stress Relief Squishies Random Animals Squishies Toys Glitter Mini Elephant Squishies for Kids Adults • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
Madisi Mechanical Pencil, 0.7mm Medium Point, HB #2 Lead, Assorted Barrels, 144-Count • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Vsco Cute Stickers for Water Bottles[50pcs] Mini Ins Vinyl Sticker for Laptop Phone Computer PC Water Bottle Bike Helmet Car Motorcycle Bumper Luggage Helmet Skateboard Snowboard Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98

Materials cost

$120.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$163.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.77

Total project goal

$191.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.80

1 Donor

-$84.21

Donations toward project cost

-$84.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$92.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$78.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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