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Mrs. Docks from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Council Seeks to Stock School Store

Help me give my students items to stock up our school store. They can use tickets that they receive for demonstrating respectful behaviors in order to get these special items.

  • $272 goal

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My Students

My students are 6th-8th graders. The school is in a high-needs inner-city neighborhood. The students are very interested in learning new things but the school has very limited resources. It is very frustrating having students who love to learn but do not have materials or experiences to support that desire.

I enjoy motivating and inspiring my students to be their best, so understanding and appreciating the value of education is very critical.

They deserve to have educational experiences and resources that support the high goals that they work towards every day. That's why it is so frustrating that all of the budget cuts made by the big decision makers seem to directly impact my students.

I am doing my best to try to bring positive, meaningful learning opportunities to my classroom, and I strive to make it a place that my students love to enter every day.

My Project

My school is located in a low-income, high-needs area of the city. Every day the staff diligently works toward teaching students to demonstrate respectful behaviors that will eventually help them to become successful members of society. Teachers receive "high-five tickets" that they give to students for demonstrating respectful behaviors, such as respecting teaching, respecting others, and respecting the environment. The students can then redeem these tickets at the end of each month to get special trinkets from our school store.

The student council members have taken the lead in helping to promote a respectful environment throughout our school.

Each month they help run the school store. As the teacher who works with and supervises the student council, I have been seeking ways to help them fill the store up with things that the kindergarten-8th grade students in our school can get when it is time to redeem the high-five tickets they earned throughout the month. The items in my proposal will be used for just that. The students will be able to come with their tickets and get special things that will motivate them to be respectful and do their best each day.

Mrs. Docks
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 38 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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SmileMakers Spongebob Stretchy Yoyo Balls 25 PCS • $20.24 2 $40.48
Dreampark 80 Pack Mini Emoji Keychain Plush, Party Favors for Kids, Christmas / Birthday Party Supplies, Emoticon Gifts Toys Carnival Prizes for Kids 2" Set of 80 • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Super Duper Prize Bucket of Motivational Toys & Prizes, 150 Pieces per Bucket • $28.79 1 $28.79
Toyssa 100 PCS Slap Bracelets Party Favors with Colorful Hearts Emoji Animal Print Design Retro Slap Bands for Kids Adults Birthday Classroom Gifts (100PCS) • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
50 Piece Emoji Magic Spring Toy - Mini Magic Coil with Goofy Smiles • Amazon Business $11.55 2 $23.10
SmileMakers Swirl Balls • $17.99 1 $17.99
NEOACT Mini Cube, Puzzle Party Toy, Eco-Friendly Material with Vivid Colors, Party Favor School Supplies Puzzle Game Set for Boy Girl Kid Child, Magic Cube Goody Bag Filler Birthday Gift, Pack of 30 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mini Magic Spring Assortment - Bulk Pack Of 50 Rainbow Springs - Great Party Favor Spring Toy • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78

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