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Mrs. Salyk from Oakland CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rewarding Readers Builds Great Habits

Help me give my students rewards for all their hard work in building up good reading habits. They will be highly motivated by these science kits, Warriors gear, and art supplies.

  • $819 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am fortunate enough to be the reading teacher for very enthusiastic students in kindergarten through fifth grade. I teach in East Oakland, where more than 85% of the population receives free lunch.

The passion our students have for learning is contagious.

Here at our school, we want to meet their passion with good teaching. Our students are kind and love learning together. No matter their situation, they come here ready to learn and bring their amazing qualities and strengths with them each day.

My Project

My school is looking to obtain highly motivating prizes as incentives to build strong reading habits with our young readers. There are so many things that go into motivating students who are just learning to read and find it challenging.

Studies have found that the students who read more become stronger readers.

For the past two years my school has run a reading program to motivate our readers to read more and more at home and at school. After three months of tracking every student's reading, we have a big reading celebration where every single child will get to choose a prize for the effort they put into reading. The more each student reads, the bigger prize they can choose.

We have seen our students learn to love reading after initially just working towards a prize. The effect reading more will have on our students reading growth and overall academic success will be highly impacted by this project. Please help support us to provide great prizes for these well deserving kids. We have high interest prizes like Warriors blankets, basketballs, footballs, art supplies, cat headbands, science kits and more.

Mrs. Salyk
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elmer’s Glue Deluxe Slime Starter Kit, Clear School Glue & Glitter Glue Pens, 3 Count • Amazon Business $11.97 4 $47.88
MacGregor Multicolor Basketballs (Set of 6) - Official Size (29.5") • Amazon Business $46.89 1 $46.89
Neatfi Fidget Spinner 12 Pack + Bonus Glow In The Dark | Party Favors | U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission-approved | Individually Boxed | ADHD Focus Anxiety Stress Relief Toys | No Big Noise • Amazon Business $22.95 2 $45.90
Unicorn Pencil Case Set, Gel Pen and Notebook Best Unicorn Gifts for girls (Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Glow in the Dark Slime Science Kit – A Classic DIY Children’s Project • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
GoSports Premier Soccer Ball with Premium Pump & Mesh Carrying Bag (6 Pack), Size 5, Multicolor • Amazon Business $39.67 1 $39.67
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Volcano Science Kit • Amazon Business $9.63 4 $38.52
The Northwest Company NBA Lightweight Fleece Blanket (50" x 60") (Golden State Warriors) • Amazon Business $15.85 2 $31.70
NBA Golden State Warriors Slam Dunk Softee Hoop Set • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
9 Different Pieces Style Ball + 9 Pokemon Figures + 12 Pokemon Bracelet. Best Birthday Present or Gift! • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
The Best Crafts - Nite Lite Craft Kit • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Kicko Unicorn Assortment – 50 Piece Assorted Unicorn Themed Items – Party Favor, Classroom Prizes, Easter Egg and Party fillers • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Hot Wheels 20 Cars Gift Pack, Styles May Vary • Amazon Business $20.47 1 $20.47
ArtCreativity Jumbo Unicorn Pencils (Pack of 12) | 15” Long Cute Unicorn Prints Includes Sharpener, Eraser and Cap | Great Party Favor and Fun Carnival Prize | Amazing Gift Idea for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
LEGO Ninjago Movie Spinjitzu Training 70606 Building Kit (109 Piece) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
LEGO City Coast Guard Coast Guard Starter Set 60163 Building Kit (76 Piece) • Amazon Business $5.40 3 $16.20
TINYMILLS 24 Pcs Unicorn Multi Point Pencils • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
24 Pieces with 24 Colors Cat Ears Hair Headband Fluffy Hair Hoop Girls and Adult for Party and Daily Decoration Costume Cute and Comfortable Hair Accessories • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692 Building Blocks, Learning Toy • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
LEGO Classic Orange Creativity Box 10709 Building Kit • Amazon Business $4.49 3 $13.47
Set of 3 Sports Foam Whistling Missile Footballs (12-Inches) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
4 Pack Unicorn Pencil Case, Cute Pen Pencil Pouch, School Pencil Bag for Girls,Unicorn Pen Box Holder • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
LEGO Friends Stephanie’s Bedroom 41328 Building Set (95 Piece) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$601.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$55.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$696.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.84

Total project goal

$818.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$818.93

2 Donors

-$818.93

Donations toward project cost

-$696.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$122.84

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$0.00

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