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Ms. Johnson from Harrisburg PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rewarding Awesome Students!!

My students need rewards for their class store that promotes excellent behavior and hard work throughout the school year. They have come a long way since September!

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are inner city children, of whom 90% live in poverty and single parent homes. All of the students in my class receive free breakfast and lunch. Some students also receive a backpack full of food to go home with on the weekends.

These children face struggles that I could not even imagine on a daily basis, and all I wish to do is provide them with what they need while they are at school so they can feel loved and safe here.

Some students are so talented and I wish to push them further academically so that they can be prepared to go to college. Some students are so far behind academically, and we are not provided the resources to help them at their level, which is why I am asking for your support!

My Project

At the beginning of the school year my students had trouble staying on task, following the rules, and showing kindness towards each other. My main goal, aside from education, was to teach my students how to become the best person they can be. It took a lot of work, but now my students hold doors for strangers, use kind words to build each other up, and go out of their way to help others in need. I don't believe this would have been as successful as it was without my classroom store.

At first, I know the behaviors where preformed just to earn prizes, but now I see them showing kindness all the time without acknowledgement.

I want to reward their great behavior and hard work they have shown both academically and socially with one last classroom store that will blow their minds! All the prizes that I have chosen for this project were recommended to me by the students. Some of the prizes they suggested were art supplies, basketballs, books, summer fun baskets and crafts. The students are so excited to earn these awesome prizes. They will have a chance to earn them by collecting classroom money throughout the remainder of the year. On the last day of school, they will be bidding on each item like an auction.

By funding this project you will not only place a smile on a child's face, but you will also give them an opportunity to have something that they want when most of the time they don't always get the things they need at home. Thank you!

Ms. Johnson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wiffle Ball 6 Baseballs Official Size - 6 Pack and Wiffle Ball 32" Bats 2 Pack, Gift Set Bundle + Bonus NOIS Tissue Pack • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.27 2 $20.54
Emoji Mini Plush Pillows for Party Decorations ,2" Keychain Cushion Bag Fillers BirthdayToys, Kids Party Supplies Favors. Idea Gifts for Festival • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $9.59 2 $19.18
Speedo Kids Swim Goggles Triple Goggle Pack ~ Fun Prints (Blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Creativity for Kids Emoji Bead Bracelet Craft Kit - Makes 5 Emoji Bracelets • Amazon Business $9.45 2 $18.90
Yahtzee Game • Amazon Business $8.88 2 $17.76
Sorry! Game • Amazon Business $8.77 2 $17.54
Chess/Checkers/Backgammon Set • Amazon Business $8.54 2 $17.08
Diving Rings And Diving Sticks For Swim Dive Water Pool Sink Swimming Ring Toys Kids • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Creative Kids DIY Magic Bouncy Balls – Create Your Own Power Balls Craft Kit for Kids – Includes 20 Bags of Multicolored Crystal Powder & 5 Molds – Makes Up To 43 Balls • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Sketch Book for Kids: Blank Paper for Drawing, Doodling or Sketching - 100+ Large Blank Pages (8.5"x11") for Sketching, Drawing Anything Kids Like and Improving Drawing Skills (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $3.99 4 $15.96
5 Pack LED Light Fidget Spinner Stress Relief Anxiety Toys Best Autism Fidgets spinners for Adults Children Finger Toy with Bearing Focus Fidgeting Restless Colorful Hand Spin Party Favor (Colorful) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! • Amazon Business $7.34 2 $14.68
6 Piece Sand Castle Building Small Toy Set (3 Buckets, 3 Shovels) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Chalk City - 20 Piece Jumbo Washable Sidewalk Chalk • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Boss Baby • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Despicable Me 3 • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Secret Life of Pets • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
INTEX 24" Inflatable Paradise Panel Colorful Beach Ball - (Set of 2) | 59032EP • Amazon Business $6.38 2 $12.76
4M Crystal Growing Experiment • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Paint by Sticker Kids: Under the Sea: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time! • Amazon Business $6.06 2 $12.12
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever! (Books 5-8) • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Moana (DVD 2017 1 Disc-set) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
4 Design/lot Lome-Ty Adults Coloring Books Mini Secret Garden/Lost ocean/Time travel/Zen Mandalas 24 Pages Kids Painting Drawing Stress Relieve Colouring Books … • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Survived Collection: Books #1-4 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sing • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Perler Beads Sharks Arch Blister • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Perler Beads Cupcakes and Butterflies Fused Bead Kit • Amazon Business $7.76 1 $7.76
Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Race Car Craft Kit • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
How to Draw 101 Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
How to Draw (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $3.28 1 $3.28
How to Draw People (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $3.03 1 $3.03
How to Draw Pets (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $2.94 1 $2.94
Amelia Bedelia Bakes Off (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $2.42 1 $2.42

Materials cost

$470.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.55

Total project goal

$597.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$597.01

1 Donor

-$597.01

Donations toward project cost

-$507.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.55

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$0.00

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