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Ms. M. from San Diego CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Working Hard Has Its Rewards

My students need positive reinforcements like foam gliders, slap bracelets and stress balls for their perseverance and dedication to learning.

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are an enthusiastic group of learners who are thirsty for knowledge. A large percentage of our students are learning English as their second language so they need great modeling of reading behaviors and expert reading strategies that will make them successful.

Our little school is located very close to the U.S.-Mexican border.

Over 80% of our population receives free or reduced lunch which places extra challenges that require additional support for them to succeed. My students are little "sponges" who soak up every experience that we can provide for them.

My Project

This bunch of active, dedicated learners are thrilled when they've earned the opportunity to go to the treasure chest.

My students are filled with a hunger for knowledge, and a little reward for working hard is always a treat.

The second graders in my class earn points for attendance, completed work, participation, and exemplary citizenship. These little acknowledgements go a long way to motivate going that extra mile. School is a lot of work, but it should also be fun. The materials from this project will light up the faces of my students as they see their efforts are rewarded both intrinsically and extrinsically.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plastic Swirl Spin Tops - Pack Of 10 - 2.25 Inches Assorted Cool Transparent Spiral Design Spin Top - For Kids Great Party Favors, Bag Stuffers, Fun, Toy, Gift, Prize - By Kidsco • Amazon Business $9.69 3 $29.07
Ivenf Pack of 50 5cm/2" Emoji Poop Plush Keychain Birthday Party Favors Supplies Mini Pillows Set, Emoticon Backpack Clips, Goodie Bag Stuffers Pinata Fillers Novelty Gifts Toys Prizes for Kids • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Vinyl Glitter Mini Sticky Hands Toys for Children Party Favors, Birthdays - 1 1/4" (72 Count) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Jalousie 30 Pieces Stress Ball and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment-Stress Relax Toys (30 Pcs Pack). • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Mini Kaleidoscope Prism Toy 1.75 Inches - Pack Of 16 - Assorted Colors And Designs Mini Prism - For Kids Great Party Favors, Bag Stuffers, Fun, Gift, Prize - By Kidsco • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
Kangaroo's Flashing LED Light Up Toys, Glow In The Dark Bumpy Rings, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
Assorted Slap Bracelets 9 Inches - 50 Pieces - Assorted Colors And Cool Shapes Snap Bracelet - For Boys And Girls Great Party Favors, Bag Stuffers, Gift, Prize, Piñata Fillers - By Kidsco • Amazon Business $19.39 1 $19.39
Giggly Face Flutes - Pack Of 12 - 5 Inches Assorted Colors Fun And Cool Musical Instruments - For Kids Great Party Favors, Bag Stuffers, Fun, Toy, Gift, School Prizes, Noise Makers etc. - By Kidsco • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
Plastic Transparent Prisms - Pack Of 12 - 1.75 Inches Assorted Colors - Mini Kaleidoscope - For Kids Boys And Girls Great Party Favors, Bag Stuffers, Fun, Toy Gift, Prize, Piñata Fillers - By Kidsco • Amazon Business $9.19 2 $18.38
Fun Express Plastic Balls Puzzle (3-Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
50 Assorted Mini Rainbow Spring Slinky Toy - Great for Birthday Party Favors • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Joyin Toy 48 Pieces Emoji Emotion Silicone Wristband Bracelets Kids Party Favor • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Mini Finger Gyro Fidget Spiral Twister Toys Party Pack (24 Pieces) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Rhode Island Novelty Foam Glider Assortment Vehicle (Pack of 72) • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90

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