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Mrs. Waelty from Sonora CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rejuvenate Winter

Help me give my students a basketball, pencil sharpener and candy incentives to prepare for state testing.

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach fifth grade at a K-8 elementary school in the Sierra Nevada foothills. My students are growing up together in a small, tight-knit community school. I have diverse learning needs throughout my classroom but all of my students are eager, enthusiastic and innovative despite our low socioeconomic and Title I status. They are enjoying collaborative, hands-on projects and working together to accomplish a goal.

This is my first year teaching fifth grade.

I'm excited to have students participate in their growth and education throughout the year.

My Project

My students need a basketball, classroom calendar and candy incentives to encourage them to continue their hard work during these long winter months.

My fifth graders work extra hard for learning and behavior incentives.

These candy treats like Airheads, Sour Patch Kids and Jolly Ranchers will work to motivate my students as we begin to prep for the state test in April. My students work hard to show me learning growth in return for a simple motivation incentive.

The last third of the year, as the weather warms up and testing ramps up, I reward good behavior and engagement with tickets. My students can use these tickets bid on using basketballs at recess, buying a squishy toy or a sweet snack.

Mrs. Waelty
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Electric Pencil Sharpener,Heavy Duty Helical Blade Sharpeners Plug in for Kids Artists Classroom Office School,Auto-Stop Feature for No.2 and Colored Pencils (Panda) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Chance Premium Rubber Outdoor Basketball (Sizes: 5 Kids/Youth, 6 Womens, 7 Official) - Best Outdoor, Black-Top, Concrete, Practice & Playground Courts (Size 6 (28.5), Marlin) • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Navy Floral 2019-2020 Large Monthly Desk or Wall Calendar Planner, Big Giant Planning Blotter Pad, 18 Month Academic Desktop, Hanging 2-Year Date Notepad Teacher, Family Home or Business Office 11x17" • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
240 Count Bulk SOUR PATCH KIDS Sweet and Sour Candy, Individually Wrapped Packs • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
JOLLY RANCHER Candy, 5 Pound Assortment • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Airheads Bars, Chewy Fruit Candy, Variety Pack, 90 Count (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

Materials cost

$101.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.10

Total project goal

$167.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.31

1 Donor

-$97.31

Donations toward project cost

-$97.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$52.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$44.90

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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