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Ms. Arthur from Concord CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Motivation

My students need assorted message pencils, 2 audio tools, stamps and stamp pads.

  • $521 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Contemplating the start of school can be stressful for teachers and students alike. The challenge for the students is to come prepared and motivated. I would like to give my students assistance in this area. Random acts of kindness like a free pencil may be the boost they need.

My students attend a Northern California High School in a city containing 6 High Schools.

It is a relatively diverse community and approximately 60% of the students are receiving a free lunch. My students range in grade level from 9 through 12th grade. The classes I teach comprise all levels of learners that include second language and special education students.

My Project

I'm planning on using the pencils as a motivational tool. I recently attended a workshop where I witnessed a classroom motivational model whereby students received a reward for an accomplishment in class. It could simply be for sitting quietly in their seat when required, for completing a particular part of their assignment in the time prescribed, for helping another student without being requested too, etc., the possibilities are endless. While these preferred activities are happening the teacher quietly stops by and presents the pencel without a word to the student. I observed this to be a powerful motivational strategy. The stamps and stamp pads will help me to provide further positive feedback. The audio tools will help me to surprise them with a variety of attention grabbing sounds and allow them to hear me better as our class sizes continue to grow.

It is a struggle every day to keep students engaged and motivated.

It is so important for teachers to have strategies to accomplish this. Having some tools to aid in this task can be extremely valuable.

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Ms. Arthur
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
STUDENT OF THE WEEK REWARD PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.41 2 $6.82
YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB REWARD PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.41 4 $13.64
TEACHERS PENCIL 12/PK BLUE----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.41 4 $13.64
WELCOME TO OUR CLASS PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.41 3 $10.23
CAUGHT DOING GOOD REWARD PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $2.93 2 $5.86
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $2.93 3 $8.79
NEON HAPPY BIRTHDAY PENCILS 12/PK- - --*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $2.78 3 $8.34
HALLOWEEN GLITZ PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.31 3 $9.93
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GLITZ PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.24 3 $9.72
YOU ARE AWESOME! REWARD PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $2.78 2 $5.56
EXCELLENT WORK! REWARD PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $2.86 6 $17.16
YOU’RE THE BEST! REWARD PENCILS 12/PK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.18 2 $6.36
THE ATTENTION GETTER----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $34.99 1 $34.99
Loud and Clear Waistband Amplifier----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $136.82 1 $136.82
TEACHER STAMP KIT----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $21.84 1 $21.84
WASHABLE STAMP PAD GREEN----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $4.93 1 $4.93
WASHABLE STAMP PAD BLUE----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $4.93 1 $4.93
WASHABLE STAMP PAD BLACK----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $4.93 1 $4.93
WASHABLE STAMP PAD RED----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $4.93 1 $4.93
PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN PEN STAMP ----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $5.62 1 $5.62

Materials cost

$335.04

Vendor shipping charges

$36.85

State sales tax

$30.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$442.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.10

Total project goal

$520.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$520.68

2 Donors

-$520.68

Donations toward project cost

-$442.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.10

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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