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  • $428 goal

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Ms. Brand
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

School Store to Motivate Students

My students need items such as pencils, erasers, sharpeners, bracelets, keychains, and other supplies that will be stored in our school store and offered as rewards.

My Students

We are a brand new middle school in Jamaica, Queens. Our school was opened to help the overcrowding in schools within the district. Our vision has been to provide our students with rigorous instruction, while supporting their social and emotional needs by creating a strong positive community.

Our student population is struggling not just academically, but socially and emotionally.

They struggle with making the right decisions and acting in an appropriate way. They have extremely low self esteem and this challenge affects their academics. As teachers, we cannot deliver effective instruction when their behavioral needs are not being met. Punishment and revoking privileges is not the answer. The students are not responding to this type of system, and this is not the environment we want to create. We want to encourage students to make the right choices and build their self esteem by rewarding them when they are doing the right thing.

My Project

These items will impact my students in a positive way. They are used to being punished and having things taken away from them as a way to change their behavior. However, this system has not been effective and our students cannot be successful without being taught the correct way to behave. By rewarding their positive behavior, instead of punishing for negative behavior, we are hoping that we will see huge results in our students. We are looking to build their esteem and reward them for when they are doing the right thing. We hope by giving them the tools to be successful and then encouraging them to use these tools, their behavior will change and that will impact their academics. These materials are small tokens that we can give our students to show we care and support them.

Any donation will help my school to create a school store where all students can work for the opportunity to shop.

My students will feel great about themselves when they earn rewards and hopefully will continue to make the right choices in every aspect of their lives.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
YINGGG 2 Inch Mini Emoji Plush Key-chain Bag Accessory Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
3-Ring Pencil Pouch with Mesh Window Quantity: Case of 24, Color: Bright • Amazon Business $28.25 1 $28.25
Emoji Silicone Wristband Bracelets with 7 to 10 Different Mood Face Emoticon Design - Set of 10 - Wear Them and Express Your Feelings - Moods. Styles May Vary. 1 Set. Brand Perfect Life Ideas • Amazon Business $8.77 3 $26.31
Highland Notes, 3 x 3-Inches, Assorted Bright Colors, 12-Pads/Pack • Amazon Business $8.04 3 $24.12
June Gold 72 Mechanical Pencils, HB #2 0.7 mm Lead, Convenient Side Click & Soft Non-Slip Grip, 2 Lead Dispensers /w 220 Refills & 16 Refill Erasers • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Fun Express Transparent Glitter Stacking Point Crayons (Pack of 12) - Stationery and Crayons Toy • Amazon Business $10.25 2 $20.50
Kangaroo's Flashing LED Light Up Toys, Bumpy Rings, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Puzzle Cube Erasers - 12 per unit • Amazon Business $8.84 2 $17.68
Dazzling Toys Plastic Neon Mini Shuttle Pens - Pack of 24 - Pen Measures: 3 3/4 Inch • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
24 Colorful Spiral Bracelet and Keychain Whistles ~ 2 Dozen Fun noise making Whistles ~ Party Birthday Favors ~ Prize Fairs/ Parties /Sports Team/ Gifts Loot Bags/ Easter/ • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Marrywindix 10 Pcs Outdoor Plastic Coil Stretch Wrist Band Key Ring Chain Random Ship • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Fun Express Rainbow Mini Magic Spring Assortment Novelty (50 Piece) • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
1 X Stacking Point Pencil Assortment (50 pieces) - Bulk • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Charles Leonard Eraser Caps, Latex Free, Assorted Colors, 144/Box (71544) • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
Set Of 36-Crayon Shaped Erasers-Assorted Colors. 3 Inch • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
HI-LITER Pen Style, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, Box of 24 (29861) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
24 Assorted Superhero Comic Quotes & Sayings Colorful Rubber Jelly Bracelets for Children Birthdays, Party Favors, Kid's Goody Bags By Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Super Colorful Magic Bendy Flexible Soft Pencil with Eraser for Kids Writing Gift, Pack of 20 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bulk Plastic Pencil Sharpener Assortment (72 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Colorful Striped Eraser Sticks (1 dozen) • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29

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This project will reach 127 students.

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