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Mrs. Wakeman from Pasco WA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Success: Engaging Prizes!

Help me give my students prizes for when they complete a reading test or a reading program session for Read 180!

  • $216 goal

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My Students

Teaching in a high-poverty district has quite a few challenges. From large class sizes to not having enough classroom materials for everyone, the students face many obstacles. It is my job to ensure that they don't feel the impact of being in a low-income district. That can sometimes be a hard task.

Above it all, my kiddos strive to do their best and are the entire reason I am passionate about teaching.

Without their positive energy every single day, I would find it difficult to do what I do. They make it all possible. I want to give back to them and make sure they have above the very basics of a classroom. I want them to be able to have luxuries other districts may have. I want to keep their positive spirit alive and ensure they love coming to school, keep learning, and keep growing as individuals. It is hard to do this as one person, but as a community of giving and thoughtful individuals who want to invest in the education of our kids, it is an easier task.

My Project

I have a class called Reading for Success. This class uses a program called READ 180. It is an excellent program that helps improve student reading scores, builds student confidence in reading and writing, and increases student's test scores at the end of the year.

While this is an excellent program, it can be tough to motivate students to stay engaged with it.

That is where I need your help! To keep this program engaging for students, I'd love to build a prize box just for them! When students complete a book test on a completed novel and score a 70% or higher, I'd have them pick out a prize from the prize box! When students complete a segment on the software, they'd also get a prize! This would help motivate them to stick with the program and ensure that their reading and writing ability improve.

Thank you for helping out our classroom!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 11 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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HINZER 100 Pack Animal Erasers for Kids Bulk Pull Apart Erasers 3D Puzzle Erasers Classroom Rewards and Prizes Class Treasure Box Kids Party Favors • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
YIHONG 72 Pcs Kawaii Squishies, Mochi Squishy Toys for Kids Party Favors, Mini Stress Relief Toys for Christmas Party Favors, Classroom Prizes, Birthday Gift, Goodie Bag Stuffers • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
SKITTLES & STARBURST Candy Full Size Variety Mix 62.79-Ounce 30-Count Box • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Finger Skateboards for Kids Set of 12, HOMETALL Mini Skateboard Fingerboards 12 Pieces Finger Toys Pack, Gifts for Kids Children Finger Skater • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
HERSHEY'S, KIT KAT and REESE'S Assorted Milk Chocolate Candy, Gift Box, 27.3 oz Variety Box (18 ct) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Kicko Assorted Rubber Ducks - 2 Inches - for Kids, Sensory Play, Stress Relief, Novelty, Stocking Stuffers, Classroom Prizes, Decorations, Supplies, Holidays, Pinata Fillers (Splat Pattern) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Bekayshad Stickers for Water Bottles, 200 Pack/PCS Hydroflask Cute Vinyl Vsco Aesthetic Waterproof Stickers Laptop Skateboard Computer Phone Stickers for Kids Teens Girls, Sticker Packs • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Zxhtwo 16 Pcs Mini Pop Fidget Toy Pack Simple Bubble Poping Sensory Keychain Toys, Silicone Squeeze Rainbow Stress Relief Hand Toy, Anti-Anxiety Office Desk Toys for Kids Adults Square • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
HEHALI 18pcs Finger Skateboards Professional Mini Fingerboards Toy Party Favors for Kids, Christmas Birthday Gifts (12 Normal + 6 Matte) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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