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Mr. Shain from N Las Vegas NV is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adding to Our Fun, Financial Literacy Math Rotations

Help me give my students a Nintendo Switch with an extra Joy Con controller, Time and Money Flash Cards, a Monopoly game, and a Wheel of Fortune game.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day excited for the new challenges that await them that day. Each day, they are reminded that they were selected to be in my class because I asked for the best students in the school, and that's exactly what I got. I let them know that they can do anything if they believe in themselves as much as I believe in them.

I teach at a Title I school where more than half of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

Many of their families struggle just to make ends meet. You would never know it from the passion and enthusiasm they show each morning when they come to our classroom. They want to be here because they know that if they give their best, they can achieve anything in life.

My Project

One of the biggest complaints we see in society today is that children aren't being taught financial literacy. Critics will say that the Common Core State Standards don't focus enough on practical math use (i.e. financial literacy), and instead focuses too much on standard algorithms and computation. Do you know what? The critics aren't wrong. The problem is that teachers have to teach their standards and it's hard to find the time to fit in financial literacy competency.

This project not only allows me to teach financial literacy, but it does so in a way that will make kids WANT to learn about financial literacy.

I recently had a project funded for a Nintendo Switch for classroom rotations during math, but with 40 students in some classes it would benefit us to having a library of these machines; and this is the next step in assembling that library.

Flash cards and workbooks are awesome, and I think having those to give to the younger grades in our school will start to get those little kids to think in a more financial manner; what money is, why money matters, what money looks like. Having the Nintendo Switch, with games that have kids focus on using money (like Monopoly and Wheel of Fortune), is a fun way to get kids to learn about money. We can use the games as a center during our normal class time, or as an incentive for a Fun Friday type of activity. We don't get as many opportunities for fun in school anymore, so to bring in a video game system that will motivate children is awesome. And to use that tool to allow us to give children exposure to a concept they might not otherwise see is invaluable.

Mr. Shain
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nintendo Switch – Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con • Amazon Business $299.00 1 $299.00
Nintendo Joy-Con (L/R) - Neon Yellow • Amazon Business $66.99 1 $66.99
Hasbro Game Night (Nintendo Switch) • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
America's Greatest Game Shows: Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy! - Nintendo Switch Standard Edition • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Carson Dellosa - Time and Money Flash Cards - 54 Cards for Telling Time on Digital and Analog Clocks, Counting Money, Reading Numbers, Ages 5 and up (Brighter Child Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $2.99 5 $14.95

Materials cost

$437.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$508.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.80

Total project goal

$598.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$598.68

2 Donors

-$300.00

Donations toward project cost

-$255.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

match offer

-$298.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$253.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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