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Mrs. Youngberg from Clinton IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reinforcing Youngberg's Rockstars

Help me give my students pencils, stickers, headphones and other items for the opportunity to see how awesome they are!

  • $274 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of the most wonderful and creative students. These students each possess a unique ability to win the heart of any teacher out there. The issue is that many times, teachers give up on this type of classroom too soon. My room is a self-contained instructional classroom for students with extreme behavioral and emotional needs.

These are the students that have been pushed out of the general education population due to unacceptable behaviors which are masking their cry for help, appearing uninterested in learning and seem too tough and unwilling to learn the expectations and lessons.

I have seen these kids master concepts and achieve goals they thought were impossible all because of the support they have in my room. Given the right tools, these kids are unstoppable and so amazing!

My Project

The materials in my project are all geared towards reinforcing good behaviors. Small items like fun pencils to larger items like earning time playing games with friends or using headphones to listen to music gives the students the chance to be recognized for their good behaviors. Our classroom currently does not have any functioning headphones, which is needed for independent listening opportunities for both academic and emotional needs. The treasure chest will not only provide rewards within it, but the excitement of an actual treasure chest coming out brings smiles every time!

These rewards provide opportunities for the students to find positive methods of self calming through writing, problem solving, or personal breaks in music and/or listening to audio stories.

Even the smallest recognition of my students, brings huge results!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD220X - Multipurpose Headphones with Volume Control - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.99 1 $76.99
EE678 - Reward Treasure Chest • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Boggle Game • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
Trend Enterprises Inc. - Stinky Stickers Sweet Shapes 456/pk Acid-free Super Saver Pk • Teachers' School Supply $13.99 1 $13.99
Suspend Family Game • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Rubik's Cube 3 x 3 • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Uno Card Game • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fancy Star Student Wristbands • Teachers' School Supply $5.99 1 $5.99
Attitude is Everything Pencil - 12 Count • Teachers' School Supply $3.35 1 $3.35
Believe and Achieve Pencil - 12 Count • Teachers' School Supply $2.89 1 $2.89
Multiplication Pencils - 12/pk • Teachers' School Supply $2.75 1 $2.75
Metallic Glow Pencils - Assorted Dozen • Teachers' School Supply $2.68 1 $2.68

Materials cost

$196.05

Vendor shipping charges

$3.48

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$232.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.02

Total project goal

$273.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$273.49

3 Donors

-$223.49

Donations toward project cost

-$189.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.52

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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