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Mrs. Bern from Chicago Heights IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rewards for Good Behavior!

Help me give my students pencils and prizes to reward them for good behavior.

  • $336 goal

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My Students

I teach third and fourth grade in a Title I school in Illinois. My school includes children in kindergarten through fourth grade and several classes of special education students for children in kindergarten through third grade. All of my students come from a very low socio-economic background. All of them qualify for free, federally funded lunch. We are definitely a no-frills school. We have the basics, but none of the extras. Most of the equipment in our room is decades old.

My students are very motivated to learn and try very hard.

They are well-behaved and very cooperative. Often their family situations make it difficult for them to do their best in school. Many of them read a year or two or more below their grade level education. This makes learning especially hard for my students,

They become so excited to be rewarded behavior and their work! Please help me to do this.

My Project

My students have very low self esteem. Their home lives often lead to severe depression and unhappiness. I try to make our classroom a special place for them to spend the day.

It makes a huge difference in student behavior and motivation to be rewarded for good behavior and completion of their work.

When students are on task and doing their work they receive tickets. I then pull tickets at the end of the week. The winners get to pick prizes from my price box. I have been buying prizes but are box is almost out of prizes. Please help me replenish the prize box.

My students also need new folders to organize their work. We also need a new stapler since all of our staplers are broken. My students need to feel good about themselves and these items will help to do that.

Mrs. Bern
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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EX-25 Automatic Heavy Duty Electric Stapler - Includes Staples, AC Power Cable + Extended Warranty by EcoElectronix - Jam-Free 25 Sheet Full-Strip Staple Capacity, For Professional and Home Office Use • Amazon Business $39.73 1 $39.73
250 Pc Mega Pencil Assortment - Awards & Incentives & Pencils • Amazon Business $36.79 1 $36.79
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $10.90 3 $32.70
Oxford Twin-Pocket Folders, Textured Paper, Letter Size, Royal Blue, Holds 100 Sheets, Box of 25 (57512EE) • Amazon Business $18.57 1 $18.57
ChefSlime Fluffy & Stretchy Egg Slime Putty - Non Sticky, Stress & Anxiety Relief, Super Soft & Squishy Sludge Toy party favor for Kids and Adults - Blue color Slime | JUMBO PACK of 24 PCS • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
ChefSlime Multiple Color Fluffy & Stretchy | Jumbo Pack | Slime - Non Sticky, Stress Relief, Super Soft & Squishy Mud Sludge Sensory Toy Putty for Kids and Adults | 24 Pack • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Fun Central AU204 2pk of 72ct Multicolor Kids Plastic Manual Pencil Sharpener with Cap Bulk Set - for School Home Office, Goodie Bag Fillers, Gifts, Donations - Assorted • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Outee Squishy Mochi Animals, 30 Pcs Xmas Gift Glow in The Dark Squishy Mochi Animal Stress Toys Squeeze Mochi Squishy Toys Soft Squishy Stress Relief Toys Squishy Squeeze • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
OHill Pack of 46 Pencil Erasers Assorted Food Cake Dessert Puzzle Erasers for Birthday Party Supplies Favors, School Classroom Rewards and Novelty Toys • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Oxford Twin-Pocket Folders, Textured Paper, Letter Size, Red, Holds 100 Sheets, Box of 25 (57511EE) • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
170 Pack Pencil Top Eraser, Pencil Cap Erasers Fun Mini Chisel Shaped Eraser Assorted Colors - Use in School, Home & Office • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Neliblu Zoo Animal Pencil Top Erasers Zoo Animal Fidget Pencil Top Erasers Bulk Pack 144 • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Oxford Twin-Pocket Folders, Textured Paper, Letter Size, Yellow, Holds 100 Sheets, Box of 25 (57509EE) • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Haawooky Kid's Children Flexible Soft Pencil Magic Bend School Fun Equipment, 30 Piece • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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