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Mr. Morisco from Paterson NJ is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for Token Economy

My students need wristbands, stickers, fidget toys, pencil grips, pencil toppers, and stress balls.

  • $176 goal

This project expired on September 20, 2018.

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My Students

How can we close the achievement gap when students do not have the necessary materials to succeed? A review of student grades and school-wide data indicate that students with disabilities are the lowest performing sub-group at our elementary school.

The students in my classroom are students with learning and emotional disabilities.

Many of them have experienced trauma in their lives and have difficulty coming to school. Our classes serve students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities. The typical student in my class function on a 3rd to 4th grade level of math concepts and struggle to complete their task. The opportunity and achievement gaps are apparent among our student population.

My Project

Our students need to learn and develop confidence within themselves to be a positive citizen in our schools. Students are in need of being rewarded for achievements in academic and social success. These incentives such as pencil grips, stickers, stress balls, to name a few, will provide a foundation for all students to be able to perform at their highest potential while earning rewards through a token economy program. This token economy will diminish negative behavior and promote higher level of learning for all. In order to motivate learning one must offer a positive and safe learning environment. Thank you for your support and contributions.

Mr. Morisco
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pencil Finger Fidget Toppers with Pencils (Assorted Styles) (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $17.54 1 $17.54
KUUQA 30Pcs Animal Squishies Toys Easter Egg Fillers Kawaii Squishy Panda Cat Paw Cute Mini Soft Squeeze Stress Reliever Balls Toys for Kids Adult Birthday Party Favors Bags • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Book Sox Stretchable Book Cover: Jumbo 6 Ultra Print Value Pack. Fits Most Hardcover Textbooks up to 9" x 11". Adhesive-Free, Nylon Fabric School Book Protector. Easy to Put On Jacket. Wash & Re-Use. • Amazon Business $16.53 1 $16.53
Super Secret Surprise Sack Triple Fidget Pencil Topper Pack (36 pc) with 1 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
ELifeBox 26 PCS Pencil Grip, Pencil Protector, Pencil Toppers, Puzzle Eraser Bundle Pack for Kids and Adult at Home, Classroom or Office • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Purple Ladybug Novelty 45 Sheet Scratch and Sniff Stickers For Kids & Teachers Mega Variety Pack by, with 15 different Scratch N Sniff intense smells, Awesome Smelly Sticker & Reward Sticker Fun! • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Spiky Sensory Ring / Bracelet Fidget Toy (Pack of 3) - BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free - Fidget Toys / Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pixel Style Miner Video Game Silicone Wristbands - 8 Pack Party Favor Set - 2 of each design! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Minecraft Stickers ~ Over 295 Minecraft Fun Stickers • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65

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