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Mrs. Marquez from Chaparral NM is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

SMART Goals Made Fun!

Help me give my students incentives to encourage them to work hard and meet their goals.

  • $476 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach dual language in an inclusion program to serve children with both English and Spanish. My school serves low-income, high poverty students. One hundred percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. My ultimate goal is to provide the best education and a safe learning environment for all of my students by supporting their everyday needs.

My students are self-motivated and when they have the resources and tools they need, it makes success a lot easier and attainable.

Preparing our students for the future is crucial for educational success.

Young minds need to be challenged, and no two students are the same. My students are all willing and ready to learn new things and enjoy sharing what they learned with family.

My Project

These gift cards will be used as incentives as students master the skills and reach their SMART goals. SPED students will be given the opportunity to work at their own individual pace to earn their gift card. Gift cards are basic essentials used in the classroom. We will be setting goals using data. Using this data to measure success. If students scored 220 on IStation we will set measurable & attainable goals such as 225 for the next months goal. In math if students received 350 then we can set a goal for 360 for the following month. The gift cards will be used for incentives and prizes for students as they reach their goals. Keeping students focused on future scores/goals is crucial.

Data will be used to drive instruction.

We will focus on Reading & Math and Phonics for our centers. Ongoing involvement from parents is so important and I know parents will want to learn how they can help their child at home. SMART goals for students is going to be so much fun for both parents and students they won't even know learning is taking place, and incentives will encourage students to meet their goals. SPED students will not be left out and will be top priority and assisting them in reaching their own individual goals.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AMC Theatres&reg Gift Card $25 • $24.29 10 $242.90
Gamestop Gift Card $25 • $25.19 5 $125.95

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