Classroom Funding Idea

Finding funds for all those pencils, composition notebooks, erasers, paper, etc. that teachers give out to students can sometimes be tricky.  Here is an idea my team used for several years that worked well for us.

The last day of the grading period usually was mandated as a “make-up” day for all those students who were missing assignments.  We used that day as a “reward” day for the students who had turned in all assignments during the grading period.  The teachers bought appropriate snacks ahead of time at Sam’s Club or another discount store and then had concessions for sale during a movie or outside activities that was used as “the reward”.

This always yielded a good profit and also was part of the reward which, in turn, put money back into the classrooms for needed supplies and learning materials.


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