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Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a button maker to create custom buttons for incentives for behavior and academics.

  • $198 goal

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My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse Title I school in southwest Florida. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. My students speak English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Chinese! Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

My students all have their own lanyards to collect reward buttons for various activities in the classroom.

I purchase a variety of mini buttons and give them out for 100% scores on tests/quizzes, good behavior, and special times like when students accomplish goals.

My Project

This incentive has worked well for me for several years, but...

I would like the buttons to be more personalized and meaningful for my students.

For this project, I am requesting a button maker and a circle hole punch tool. I would like to let my students create their own designs or choose from themed designs related to computer programs or websites that they enjoy or use daily. For example, I like to reward my students when they reach certain goals on a computer program we use daily (IReady). There are fun characters in the program that would make great button designs! A button maker will allow us to make buttons with any designs we choose!

The button maker includes 300 refills, which should last a long time!

Thanks for helping me create motivating incentives for my students!

Mrs. Maiolo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 15 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Red Button Maker Machine 37mm 1½ inch Button Badge Maker Pins Punch Press Machine Aluminum Frame 300pcs Free Button Parts + Circle Cutter (37mm 1½ inch) • Amazon Business $125.00 1 $125.00
EK Tools Circle Punch, 1.50-Inch, New Package • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92

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