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Mrs. Whitwam from Ozark AR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stocking the Class Store

Help me give my students items such as suckers, squishies, and emoji bracelets for them to purchase in our class store.

  • $184 goal

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My Students

My students come in every day raring and ready to go! Our day always begins with several hugs and exciting news that they have to share with me. To be surrounded by children who love you despite your flaws, can't wait to see you every day, and think you hung the moon is the greatest gift in the world!

The majority of my students come from high poverty homes, and many don't have Internet access at home.

It is not uncommon for students to come to second grade on a first grade level. Because of this, it seems that we are playing catch up for most of the year.

Luckily, I teach in a wonderful school where teachers are willing to share resources and do whatever it takes to help students achieve success. Although many of my students are facing various challenges including broken homes, being raised by grandparents, and high poverty, they are very motivated learners.

My Project

Controlling a classroom full of 8 year olds, all while trying to ensure that learning is taking place is no easy feat. To make things a bit easier, I use a positive behavior system with tickets. Students are rewarded tickets for being responsible, following directions, being kind to their classmates, and making good decisions. The students can also lose tickets for making poor choices in the classroom. Throughout the week, students save their tickets in their school box. Every other Friday, I allow the students to shop at our classroom store. They can either choose to spend their hard earned tickets for the lesser priced items, or save them for the higher priced items.

I love that there is a much bigger life lesson hidden inside this system-economics!

Some students have never had the opportunity to earn money and make the choice on what to spend it on.

We all know that students are motivated by extrinsic rewards. Unfortunately, a teacher's pocketbook can only stretch so far! If my project is funded, it will help promote good behavior and citizenship in my classroom, all of which will benefit my students in the long run. A class store seems so simple, but has so many wonderful benefits---behavior, citizenship, and economics!

Mrs. Whitwam
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mochi Squishy Toys ONLYO 40 PCS Random Mini Squishy Party Favors for Kids Kawaii Squishies Cat Animal Squishies Unicorn Squishy Squeeze Toys Stress Relief Toys Easter Egg Fillers for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Slime 12 Pack Super Soft & Squishy Sludge Toy for Kids | Fun Mud Slime | Jumbo Pack | • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum Bubble Blast 72 Ct • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
Jolly Ranchers Lollipops Valentine Exchange • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
Joyin Toy 48 Pieces Emoji Emotion Silicone Wristband Bracelets Kids Party Favor • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Squishies squishy toy party favors for kids mochi squishy toy moji kids party favors 24pcs bulk mini kawaii squishies mochi animals stress reliever anxiety toys squishy cat squishys with storage box • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
240 Count Bulk SOUR PATCH KIDS Sweet and Sour Candy, Individually Wrapped Packs • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
OHill 48 Pack Mixed Emoji Wristband Bracelets for Birthday Party Supplies Favors Prize Rewards Easter Eggs Stuffers Filler Easter Eggs Hunt Event • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Classic Disguise | Great Party Favor| Disguise Glasses with Funny Nose, Eyebrows & Mustache Glasses | Pack of 6 | Manufactured By Dazzling Toys • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25

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