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Mrs. Stives from Bradford PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Claw Machine of Character

Help me give my students an incentive that uses leadership, incentives and reading.

  • $298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our school are in grades Pre-K through Second Grade (670 students).

We are a Light House School for the Leader in Me.

The students are learning seven effective habits that prepare them for leadership and life.

Our students meet these characteristics in many different ways. Students apply for school jobs showing their proactivity. They work together on sharing and hearing ideas while emulating synergizing and listening to others. Students in our school are born and raised as leaders. I love their ambition!

My Project

Each month over announcements, a character trait will be announced and explained to the student body. By the end of the month, students will be nominated and selected by teacher referrals. Each teacher will select one student from their classroom. One winner from each grade level will be announced as the "Lead Character" of the grade level.

The person that displays the character trait selected will have a chance to win a stuffed animal.

They will have two attempts on the claw machine to win. If a student wins, they will pull up a toy that has a book title tagged to it. All books available to students will be in character education. The student will go home with the stuffed animal and book along with being named student of the month.

Mrs. Stives
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joyin Toy 24 Pack of Mini Animal Plush Toy Assortment (24 units 3" each) Kids Party Favors • Amazon Business $17.49 5 $87.45
KISSKIDS Claw Machine Indoor Arcade Games Adjustable Sounds and Lights,Intelligent Independent Remote Control,USB Port Cable,Fun Gift Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! • AKJ Education $9.86 2 $19.72
But It's Not My Fault! • AKJ Education $9.86 2 $19.72
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? :: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
Corduroy • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Being Responsible • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
How to Help the Earth-by the Lorax • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28

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