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Mrs. Croyle from Germantown MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Wonderment of Prize Boxes!

My students need items for the class prize box. Desirable items include squishy balls, fidget spinners, football and basketball cards, and pencils.

  • $277 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a school that is considered high poverty. Many of my students are English Language Learners.

My students bring a wide variety of interests and experiences into the classroom and are excited to learn.

However, at times they question their own ability to succeed due to the challenges they have already faced in their young lives. I am often astonished to hear what hardships my kids are facing.

While some students are intrinsically motivated, others require extrinsic motivators.

My Project

"I have always wanted a squishy ball, but my mom said we need to spend our money on food."

This is what one of my students said after earning a squishy ball from my prize box.

What she said inspired me to post this project on Donor's Choose. Her words emphasized how much joy some children get from earning small, seemingly inconsequential, prizes. These prizes may not be as coveted among a middle or high-class demographic. Children from a low-income demographic are not afforded the luxury of discretionary purchases.

My prize box serves many purposes. It not only brings delight to my students, but acts as an effective classroom management tool.

Classroom management is key to students success! Without this, students are not provided with an environment that is conducive to learning. There are many behavior techniques that I use to positively motivate my students. Without a doubt, my prize box is the most effective tool. The prize box never fails to motivates and encourage students to make good choices.

Mrs. Croyle
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
250 Pc Mega Pencil Assortment - Awards & Incentives & Pencils • Amazon Business $34.30 1 $34.30
Fun Express Bulk Toy MeshCovered Mini Stress Balls (2 Dozen) • Amazon Business $13.00 2 $26.00
2017 NFL Score Football Cards Factory Sealed Panini Retail Box! BONUS PACK INCLUDED! • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
2017 - 2018 NBA Hoops Factory Sealed Basketball Cards w/ 1 AUTOGRAPH OR MEMORABILIA Card Per Box!! • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Raymond Geddes Blurp Noise Puddy, Set of 36 (70123) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Raymond Geddes Scent-Sibles 6-Color Pens, Scented Ink, Set of 12 (69569) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Official Licensed Stress & Anxiety Toy Lot of 12 Random Colors & Designs Series One "No Duplicates" • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mini Finger Gyro Fidget Spiral Twister Toys Party Pack (24 Pieces) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Kangaroo's Flashing LED Light Up Toys, Glow In The Dark Bumpy Rings, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Expressions Girl / 7-piece Flavored Lip Gloss Set 0.7 oz each • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Vinyl Glitter Mini Sticky Hands Toys for Children Party Favors, Birthdays - 1 1/4" (72 Count) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fun Express Neon Confetti Bouncy Balls (1 Dz) By Fun Express • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57

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