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Ms. B. from Ewa Beach HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Incentives for HUGE Motivation!

My students need small incentives and rewards. They don't get much at home and I find that these simple rewards do SO much to motivate them.

  • $346 goal

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My Students

My students are from a very wide variety of backgrounds. Our school is nestled between a military base and the west side of Oahu. About 1/5th of our students are military kids. The rest are local, coming from leeward and westside sides. This makes the gap between their household incomes wide. Most of my students struggle with supplies whereas a small amount are secure. Parents try to help out, and I spend about $50 a month on my classroom, but sometimes it's still not enough!

Some of the things we struggle to get are books, materials, curriculum content, and incentive supplies.

I also have kids telling me every day how hungry they are, that they didn't have breakfast, or their lunch is too small, or just full of sugar snacks. I try to bring in healthy snacks but it has proven to be an expensive venture.

Your help would be greatly appreciated. These kids are so grateful, it would mean the world. Mahalo.

My Project

This project will do HUGE things for my 7 and 8 year olds. They are at an age when tiny rewards go a long way. I currently use a treasure chest for getting parent signatures on planners to encourage a school/home connection. It works! However, the prizes have gotten expensive over time. I tried to buy in bulk, but it adds up. I also like to give the kids things they need as prizes, such as snacks and pencil sharpeners. My kids actually get excited to do their homework when they know there will be a small reward and a "great work!" from their teacher waiting or them at school the next day.

My students struggle with internal motivation and I have found small rewards and verbal encouragement to be HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL .

The books and larger items will be longer term incentive goals.

Ms. B.
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Third Grade Angels • Amazon Business $5.97 25 $149.25
Premium Party Candy Bag Assortment Bulk Value (5 lbs/80 oz) • Amazon Business $24.79 1 $24.79
100 Piece Bulk Plastic Leis Assortment - Ideal for Luau Parties, Grad, Clam Bakes, Prom, or a Beach Party • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
38 Piece Bulk Pack Mini Round Colorful Rainbow Swirl Lollipop Suckers Candy Kids Party Favor Supplies Decor for Carnivals Circus Birthday Bridal Shower Baby Wedding Reception Buffet • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Avery Sliding Bar Clear Report Covers, Pack of 50 (47710) • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Happy Underwater Sea World Stickers 6 Sheet with Angelfish, Sharks, Starfish, Hippocampus - PVC Ocean Foam Fish Stickers for Kids - 240 Stickers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Rhode Island Novelty Glider Planes (48 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Pencil Sharpener NUOLUX Manual Pencil Sharpener Assorted Colors Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Colorful Mini Ice Cream Cone Fudge Pop Frozen Treat Erasers for Children Party Favors, School Supplies, Toys (48 Pieces) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Airheads Bars, Chewy Fruit Candy, Variety Pack, Valentines Candy, 60 Count • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47

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