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Ms. Russo from Houston TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rewards to Help Motivate Us

My students need fun Friday reward activities such as magnetic sand and games like Operation and Buy It Right Money Game to motivate them to meet classroom expectations academically and behaviorally.

  • $485 goal

This project expired on January 31, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in a self-contained class. We do all subjects in our classroom. If all the students do their work and meet their behavioral expectations, we have reward time at the end of the day. This is reinforcement for a good day both academically and behaviorally.

The 7 students I have need more one on one attention than most; to learn good school behavior.

Many have anger, attention, emotional issues, or abuse from their past. These students need a lot of love, consistency, direction, motivation, patience, and peace within. The goal is to return them back to their home school with the general education population. The students work daily on earning points to advance levels earning more privileges. My school administration and staff are very supportive of us. We are located in the 4th largest city in America and the largest school district in the city. We are on 2 busy streets and are land locked; giving us little recreation space. All of our students are on free breakfast. The state test scores at our school were very good: earning 5 out of 6 distinctions.

My Project

I am a new teacher to this school and program. As I cleaned out the room this summer, I tried to salvage and piece together parts of games and puzzles. I was not very successful. Our program involves reward time for time on task daily. With each level (there are 4) comes more freedom and interaction with others. It is meant to motivate these kids to work hard and think before they act or speak. When I asked the head of the program for some incentives and games, I was told they only buy my type of classroom supplies every 2 years and last year the room was stocked. I spent money of my own to get us started with reinforcers. The items I am requesting are for individual, partner, and group use. These games, stencils, and magnetic sand will help with reinforcing and motivating appropriate behavior and work completion, for placement back with the general population

Receiving these magnetic sand and games like Operation and Buy It Right Money Game would set up our classroom for years to come.

Kids get tired of the same old games. Why should they work when they can put their head down and sleep? I would now have a lot of motivation and leverage. New and exciting games and activities will motivate my students to work hard, choose their battles, keep hands and comments to themselves, and how to make good choices. The games will also help with social skills and learning how to be a good winner and loser

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

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This project will reach 7 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Folding Geometric Shapes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
240 Unifix(r) Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
TC172BU - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TC172VT - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TC172GR - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Mattel - Apples To Apples Junior • Teachers' School Supply $23.99 1 $23.99
Operation Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
Blunderstm Board Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Buy It Right Money Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Stencil Mill - 24/pk In Plastic Box • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
Folding Mancala Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.93 2 $17.86
Pet Counters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Guess Who? Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Guess Who? Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Sorry! Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Charades for Kids • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Twisted Fish Game • Teachers' School Supply $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$370.70

Vendor shipping charges

$5.93

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$412.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.74

Total project goal

$484.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$484.93

1 Donor

-$484.93

Donations toward project cost

-$412.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.74

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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