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Mrs. S. from Westminster CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Incentives For Our Student Of The Week/Month Project

My students need non-monetary incentives, including gift cards, award medals, candy, granola bars, trophies, and headphones.

  • $227 goal

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My Students

Our class has come up with an Adult Behavior Expectation scale where students are rated by staff on a daily basis in seven categories on a scale from 1-5. If they score in the satisfactory range they can get a treat from the grab bag and one student is declared the "Student of the Week."

Our students are young adults who are between 18 to 22 years of age.

Our students are older, but continue to qualify for continued education provided by the District. They are amazing students who choose to be in the program to obtain crucial skills needed for a successful transition from student of a school district to adult life. We focus on the following areas: vocational skills, daily living skills, and post-secondary education.

My Project

The students receive a daily score in the following areas: attendance, greeting, morning procedure, interactions, advocacy, participation, and following directions. If their score is within the satisfactory range for the week they get a treat from the grab bag (candy, snacks, etc.) and the highest scoring students is "Student of the Week." Student of the Week can get a prize such as sitting in the front in the van. If they can maintain that score for the month they can get "Student of the Month" which is similar to Employee of the Month. Their picture is displayed on the wall with a blurb about them and a prize ($5-$10 gift card, headphones, etc.). This is teaching them adult behaviors to carry over to a work/job setting. The students develop the skills of greeting their boss and coworkers, ensuring they attend each day or if they can't, ensuring they call in prior to their shift starting, and more from this amazing incentive system.

This donation of treats (almonds, candy, etc.), basic headphones, and a few small amount gift cards will help us continue with our Student of the Week and Student of the Month project.

The students love this incentive system and it truly makes a difference in class participation and following rules since letter grades are not given. It gives them something to strive for and the desire to do better. There were also some medals put in our cart, that we would like to use when we do our team building activities.

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Mrs. S.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Starbucks Gift Cards, Multipack of 4 - $10 • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
3 Olympic Style Award Medal Set - Gold Silver and Bronze - 3 piece Set - First Second Third Winner - Great for Party Favor Decorations and Awards • Amazon Business $5.85 6 $35.10
Sour Patch Kids,Net Weight 46 Ounces, 240-Count Individually Wrapped • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Panasonic RPHJE120K In-Ear Headphone, Black • Amazon Business $7.00 2 $14.00
RINCO Educational Products 5" Plastic Gold Trophy (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.42 2 $12.84
Wonderful Almonds, Roasted and Salted, 1.5 Ounce (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
Hershey's Halloween All Time Greats Snack Size Assortment, 30-Count Bag • Amazon Business $4.86 2 $9.72
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Variety Pack, 0.84oz Bars, 18 Count • Amazon Business $3.69 1 $3.69
Kisses Cookies 'n' Creme Candy, 10.5-Ounce Bag • Amazon Business $3.54 1 $3.54

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