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Ms. Diket from Windsor ME is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Math as a Reward

Help me give my students some unbudgeted items for incorporating math and life skills for our Reward Days.

  • $649 goal

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My Students

I am blessed to work in a PreK-8 rural school with just over 345 students that values not only reading, writing and arithmetic, but also the arts and consumer sciences. So many schools lack funding for these 'extra' classes and activities due to budgets that get stretched too thin to meet the general needs of academics. Over 50% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Our Middle School students have several outside learning interests that they ask to learn about, and staff tries to meet some of those outside interests through these Wildcat Reward Days. We are able to also mix up the classes so that students are working together in grades 6-8, which is a great way to also build relationships with each other, improving the environment within our school.

As a staff, we like to think outside the box and give our students enriching learning opportunities that aren't always covered in core classes.

We want to provide creative, fun, unique experiences that currently are not available due to lack of funding. These learning experiences will not only enhance our curriculum, and help us meet our learning targets, but will support student engagement in the learning process.

My Project

Students will be able to choose from several different activities that teachers choose to offer. Some of which include: Lotion & Potions where students will apply math measurement skills to learn about essential oils and usage . Students will use ratios and proportional reasoning to mix and package lotions, roller bottles and scrubs. Also, Tie Dyeing where students will apply math skills of patterns, measurement and proportional reasoning to mix dye and create patterns when tie dyeing. Or Cooking where students will again use math skills and proportional reasoning to cook and manipulate simple recipes that they will share with their families. Students will also have the opportunity to also work with different paint mediums on canvases and in journals. They will need to apply math skills of proportional reasoning when working with different paints.

Students who work hard and follow our school's expectations should be rewarded.

Students always look forward to our Reward Day offerings as well! Many of these offerings are student driven, and our staff steps up to the challenge of meeting the outside interests of our kids.

All of these activities incorporate measuring, mixing, reading and working together to be successful. Math skills and life skills in the real world often need reinforcement in the classroom and these activities help us reach students on several different levels.

Ms. Diket
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jacquard Funky Groovy Tie Dye Kit • Amazon Business $12.40 6 $74.40
White Blank Books with Hardcovers 6"W x 8"H (6 Books / Pack) by Ashley Productions • Amazon Business $15.89 4 $63.56
Jif Creamy Peanut Butter, 40 Ounce (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $46.24 1 $46.24
4 Ounce Plastic Wide-Mouth Storage Jars (20 pack) with Labels - Low Profile Straight-Sided Clear Empty Refillable Food-Grade BPA-Free PET Containers with White Screw-On Lids for Beauty, Crafts, Cosmet • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Organic Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil 32 Oz/ 1 Quart • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Assorted Colors I • Amazon Business $27.05 1 $27.05
Mont Marte Mini Canvas 6x8cm, Stretched Small Canvas& Primed Plastic Frame 2pcs Shrinked- 36 Pack, Ideal For Miniature Paintings and Place Cards • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
New Disposable Aluminum 5" Tart Pan/individual Pot Pie Pan w/ Clear Dome Lid -501P (50) • Amazon Business $23.00 1 $23.00
Clear (1/6 Oz/5 ml) Plain Glass Container Tubes Roll-On Bottles with Ball Tips and Black Caps for Homemade Lip Care Products, Essential Oils, Cosmetic Gift, Perfumes (24 Pack) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Aveeno Positively Radiant Body Lotion, 12 Fl. Oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $20.91 1 $20.91
Essential Oil Roller Bottle, ESARORA 24 Pack 10ml Gradient Color Glass Roller Bottle with Stainless Steel Roller Balls and Silver hanging Lids(3 Dropper,2 Funnel,6 Extra Roller Ball,30 label,2 Opener) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
100 Pack of Disposable Takeout Pans with Clear Lids – 1 Lb Capacity Aluminum Foil Food Containers – Strong Seal for Freshness – Eco-Friendly and Recyclable – 5x4” Inch Drip Pans - By MontoPack • Amazon Business $19.22 1 $19.22
FUFRESH Sandwich Bags Wide Zipper and Snack Bags Wide Zipper,7x6.5in,3 * 100ct, for Food Storage with Smart Package • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Quaker Oats Old Fashioned, 18 0z. (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirt 6 Pack, White, Small • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Gildan Men's V-Neck T-Shirts 6 Pack, White, Small • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirt 6 Pack, White, Medium • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
40 Pack 4oz Big Size Clear Slime Foam Ball Big Storage Containers with Lids • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
NatureCore Bamboo Wooden Toothpicks - 1000 Pieces, Sturdy Safe Round Clear Non-Fragile Storage, 2 Packs of 500 Pcs, Party Catering Appetizer Fruit Cocktail Dessert Barbecue Art Craft Teeth Cleaning • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Ziploc Snack Bags, 40 Count • Amazon Business $2.73 1 $2.73

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