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Mrs. DeMarco from Buena NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Rewards

My students need fun incentives to reward good reading habits weekly.

  • $164 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My K-2nd grade students have learning, visual, emotional and or physical disabilities that interfere with their daily educational and social needs. They come from low income families. Their reading levels range from pre-primer to beginning 1st grade.

They come to class discouraged about learning new things.

It is a battle some days to get children to pick up books and want to read for pleasure rather than "they have too". They need encouragement and lots of support to engage in reading and math.

My Project

I am hoping that with rewards and incentives my students will reach new and unbelievable reading goals. I want to develop a chart and keep track of what and how many books they each read. When they reach new levels a small reward such as plastic toy balls, mini action figures, bracelets, glowsticks, Pokemon trading cards and more will be offered. Currently, they moan and groan when it is time to read. All they do is look at the pictures.

I would love to see my students' self-esteem rise and flourish through positive reading experiences and most importantly gain the true love of reading.

Mrs. DeMarco
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
L-Anan 13pcs Super Anime Plastic Toys Balls for Kids with 16 Pieces Random Animal Figures • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Fozo Mini Action Figures 72 Pcs Set Monster Toys Set Best Quality Imported Japan • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Fun Express Assorted Sticky Stretchy Toys (100 Piece/Unit) • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Mini Finger Gyro Fidget Spiral Twister Toys Party Pack (24 Pieces) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Haawooky Kid's Children Flexible Soft Pencil Magic Bend School Fun Equipment, 30 Piece • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
3-Pack of Monkey Stringy Balls (Latex-Free, BPA/Phthalate-Free) - Great Fidget / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Glowsticks, Vivii 100 Light up Toys Glow Stick Bracelets Mixed Colors Party Favors Supplies (Tube of 100) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Climbing Man, Sticky Wall Climber Rolling Men Creative Tricky Toys Novelty Toys Stretchy Sticky Toy for Party Favor Kids , 24 PCS • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fun Express Stackable Plastic Bear Pencils (12 Count) • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
Rhode Island Novelty 144 Plastic Glitter Rings (Assorted Colors and Designs)(Discontinued by manufacturer) • Amazon Business $5.20 1 $5.20

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