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Mr. Duncan from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Treasures For My Second Grade Treasures

My students need treasure box items such as superhero items, puzzles, and keychains to motivate their learning in the classroom.

  • $326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach children in a low-income and high poverty neighborhood in the inner city of Los Angeles. At this Title I school, 100% of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

Though their economic standing has them encountering many challenges, struggling to receive an exemplary education will not be one of them, as far as I am concerned.

My hope is to provide my students with the highest expectations so that they can succeed in their lives, education, and careers. To help me do that, I need resources that these students may not have readily available.

My Project

I want to give my students access to treasure box items in my classroom to reward desired classroom behavior. If funded, students who exhibit desired behavior and scholarly traits will be able to choose from a plethora of fun objects for their enjoyment. These treasure box items are positive reinforcement, and I want to use them to motivate my students in the classroom.

Some may argue that students shouldn't receive rewards to do what is expected of them, and motivation to learn and follow the rules should be intrinsic, but I disagree.

Positive reinforcement occurs naturally in everyone’s daily lives from infants to the oldest adult. For example, when people obey traffic laws and don’t get a ticket, they are rewarded by not having to take the driver’s test when their license is due. People go to work every day, show up on time, work hard and are rewarded with a paycheck. A person who is kind to others is rewarded by kindness offered back to them. The list could go on and on. All of these “rewards” increase the chance that people will continue to engage these positive behaviors. Just like these treasure box items will increase the chance that my students will continue to be motivated to learn, and exhibit positive behavior and scholarly traits.

Some of the items included are superhero items, puzzles, and other prizes to motivate learning.

Mr. Duncan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MelonBoat 24 Pack 2" Emoji Plush Keychain Mini Pillows Backpack Clips, Emoticon Poop Emoji Birthday Party Favors Supplies, Goodie Bag Stuffers, Novelty Gifts Toys Prizes for Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
32 Pieces Superhero Masks,Superhero Party Supplies,Party Favors Half Masks for Children or Boys Aged 3+ • Amazon Business $17.45 3 $52.35
Fun Puzzle Balls by Neliblu - Clear Instructional Videos and Sheets Included - Bulk Party Favors - Party Games - Fidget Brain Teaser Puzzles 2.5" - 1 Dozen Bulk Pack of Party Toys • Amazon Business $8.97 3 $26.91
Mini Color 3x3 Cube Puzzle Game Toy for Party Favors (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Fun Express 48 Piece Superhero Sayings Bracelets • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
O'Hill Pack of 32 Pencil Erasers Zoo Animal Erasers Puzzle Erasers for Party Favors, Games Prizes, Carnivals and School Supplies • Amazon Business $9.58 2 $19.16
Princess Party Supplies: 24 Folding Princess Crown Paper Fans - Variety Of Colors & Designs - Perfect For Princess Birthday Dress Up Parties & Favors - Lifetime Replacement - M & M Products Online • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98

Materials cost

$223.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$277.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.90

Total project goal

$325.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$325.99

3 Donors

-$317.16

Donations toward project cost

-$277.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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