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Mrs. Ellis from Antioch IL is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Refilling our Prize Box for Strong Readers!

Help me give my students a refill of exciting prizes for our classroom treasure box!

  • $167 goal

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My Students

First grade is so much fun! I want to be sure my students have all the materials and fun seating they need to have a wonderful school year. We are learning so much, building social relationships, and loving school!

My students are eager learners!

They are excited about school and all that we have to offer them. They are little, just six and seven years old, but the daily cognitive and social demands are higher than ever. I want to give my students every opportunity to succeed. I just need the right "tools!”

My Project

First grade is a critical year of learning for students every year, but so much more so this year. We are in a whole new game of teaching and learning after COVID. Thankfully, we are back in the classroom this year, but the variety of academic ability levels is much larger this year. I am doing everything I can to support and encourage my kids to build their school stamina and persevere though challenging tasks.

My students are working so hard on their reading skills and modeling positive classroom behaviors!

I want them to be rewarded for their hard work.

Each week I test the students on their sight words. Every time a child can read a word, they will receive a paper sight word dollar bill. Once they save up $10 in sight word dollars, they will be able to shop for an item from our sight word classroom store. I implement our class "Sight Word Money Store" a little over a to months ago and we have had great much that we need to refill our prizes a second time! The small squishes, keychains, and fun pencils are so popular right now, I know my students will work hard to earn one! Thank you so much for your consideration!

Mrs. Ellis
Grades PreK-2

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Caterpillar Fidget Toys, 20 Pack Stretchy String Autism Sensory Toys for Anti Anxiety & Stress Relief, Fun Monkey Noodle Fuzzy Worm Colorful Long Squishy Rubber Toy for Kids Teenagers Adults • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
OCATO 45Pcs Mochi Squishys Toys Mini Squishies 2nd Generation Glitter Animal Squishies Party Favors for Kids Adults Stress Relief Toy Treasure Box Prize Classroom Valentine Prizes Easter Egg Fillers • Amazon Business $16.01 1 $16.01
20 Pieces Rainbow Monster Pens Cute Monster Fluffy Pen for School Office Christmas Birthday Carnival Party Favor Supply • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Raymond Geddes Miles O'Smiles Tip Topz Number 2 Pencils For Kids With Pencil Toppers (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Xiao 30pcs Key chain Key Tags Goodie Bag Stuffer Christmas Gift Holiday Charms for Girls, Mix Color, 4x5 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
24 Pieces Inspirational Notepads Cute Mini Motivational Journal Notebook Small Pocket Lined Notebooks Positive Inspiring Notebook for Home and Office School Travel Supplies, 8 Styles, 3.2 x 5 Inches • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Kicko 1.5 Inch Puppy Keychain - 20 Pack Mini Backpack Hook - Keyring for Bag and Belt Loop Accessory, Back to School Item, Arts and Crafts, Animal Clinic Decor, Party Favors • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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