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Mrs. H. from Rembert SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Wise Investment

My students need books and games that teach about financial literacy.

  • $672 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the remedial reading teacher at a small, rural Title I school where 100% of our students participate in the free and reduced breakfast and lunch program. At a recent staff meeting, our math coach presented the math curriculum update and tasked the school with three goals: improve our math benchmark and MAP scores, increase our math instructional strategies, and make math cross curricular.

Before the curriculum meeting, I did not know there were financial literacy standards for grades K-12.

My Project

As the reading interventionist, I thought about how I can help prepare my students to understand the financial marketplace and make informed decisions about their money.

According to Dr. Gerald Lauber of the National Urban Alliance, “Real life learning, as demonstrated by our current economic crisis, reinforces our belief that the teaching of financial literacy should no longer be an option for the children in our nation’s schools.

Our job is to help teachers integrate financial literacy into existing curriculum and to make learning relevant to the needs of today’s students.”

Using games, novels, and picture books in my small and guided reading groups, I will assist students in understanding money, financial literacy vocabulary terms, taxes, needs and wants, budgeting, income, expenses, methods of payment, savings accounts, credit cards and other important topics that will help make them "financially literate."

Mrs. H.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Junior's Adventures: Storytime Book Set • Amazon Business $38.98 1 $38.98
Key to the Front Door • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Lewo Wooden Stacking Board Games Building Blocks for Kids - 48 pieces • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Hey! Play! Giant Wooden Dominoes Game Set (28 Piece) • Amazon Business $25.70 1 $25.70
TT674 - ATM Action! Money Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Game • Amazon Business $22.79 1 $22.79
The Game of Life - Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Brybelly Giant 3-in-1 Checkers and Mega Tic Tac Toe with Reversible Rug • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Giant Uno Giant Game • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
Refinery Brand Giant Wooden Dice • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Payday • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
My Rows and Piles of Coins • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Monopoly Classic Game • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
Mancala - Real Wood Folding Set • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Super Giant Jumbo Playing Cards, Full Deck of 8 x 11 Inch Humongous Playing Cards • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Breadwinner • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
The Mighty Miss Malone • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Babe & I • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Uncle Jed's Barbershop • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire - The Lemonade Escapade • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Beatrice's Goat • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Toothpaste Millionaire • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Erandi's Braids (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Brody Borrows Money (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Ella Earns Her Own Money (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Kyle Keeps Track of Cash (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Shanti Saves Her Money (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Minnie's Diner: A Multiplying Menu • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Lunch Money (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Net Worth, the FUN Money Game • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Gabriel Gets a Great Deal (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $4.38 1 $4.38
Lawn Boy • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

Materials cost

$498.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$571.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.79

Total project goal

$671.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$671.96

1 Donor

-$134.38

Donations toward project cost

-$114.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.15

match offer

-$537.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$456.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.64

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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