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Mrs. DeMatteo from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spinning for a Prize, Hard Work Pays Off!

Help me give my students a tabletop prize spinner with treasure box prizes, such as slap bracelets, rings, LED toys and mini building blocks, as well as a USB hub and a lightning cable.

  • $285 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a newly appointed STEM teacher with 10+ years of experience as an early childhood general education teacher. I teach in a high needs, Title I school. Our school is new, sixth year in, replacing a school that has phased out. WE HAVE TO STAND OUT!

My students are mostly from shelters or foster homes in the area, which are all riddled with gang violence, drugs and guns.

This creates a very transient population for our school and a hardship on our dedicated staff. Our children have seen and experienced more in their short little lives than most of us could dream of in our worst nightmares.

Despite this, I want to inspire them to be better and do better. The ability to open their eyes and show them that there is more out there in the world is my goal for this school year! "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." ~Henry Adams

My Project

My students struggle with engagement and motivation during my day to day lessons. I've learned over the years that a little motivation goes a long way!

Another teacher gave me this wonderful idea of a prize wheel!

This gives the students ownership of their own learning/motivation. If they have a goal to work towards, they are more than likely to work towards that goal, especially if it's met with an immediate reward. I've tested this out using an on-line wheel, however, I believe something they can actually spin in real life will be more motivating. The prizes I am asking for are engaging and STEM related as well. With the donation of this prize wheel, and building blocks, fidget spinner, led light up toys, puzzle balls, and squishy animal prizes the children will light up! The network adapter and lightning cable will help me connect to the Smartboard, so I can project pictures of them winning their prizes!

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WinSpin 18-inch Round Tabletop Color Prize Wheel 14 Clicker Slots Editable Fortune Design Carnival Spin Game • Amazon Business $46.95 1 $46.95
StarTech.com USB 3.0 to Gigabit Network Adapter with Built-In 2-Port USB Hub - network adapter • Best Buy Education $34.52 1 $34.52
FUN LITTLE TOYS Mini Building Blocks Animals for Boys, Girls, Goodie Bags, Birthday Party Favors, Kids Prizes, Pinata, 12 Boxes • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Mini Finger Gyro Fidget Spiral Twister Toys Party Pack (24 Pieces) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Kangaroo's Flashing LED Light Up Toys, Bumpy Rings, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
Neliblu Fun Puzzle Balls - Goody Bag Fillers - Party Favors, Party Toys, Goody Bag Favors, Carnival Prizes, Pinata Filler - Fidget Brain Teaser Puzzles (12 Pack) Clear Instructional Videos Included! • Amazon Business $9.37 2 $18.74
FUN LITTLE TOYS 72 PCs Slap Bracelets Toy Halloween Party Favors Pack Colorful Hearts Emoji Animal Print Design Retro Slap Bands Birthday Parties, Kids Prizes,Stocking Stuffers, Pinata Fillers • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
LEEHUR 20Pcs Squishy Toys, Party Favors Mochi Squishies Mini Squeeze Funny Toy Soft Stress and Anxiety Relief Toys for Kids/Adults Random Color • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
VisionTek Lightning cable - Lightning / USB - 9.8 in • Best Buy Education $10.68 1 $10.68

Materials cost

$208.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.64

Total project goal

$284.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$284.24

1 Donor

-$142.12

Donations toward project cost

-$120.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.32

match offer

-$142.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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