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  • $263 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Kennard
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Banking on Books

My students need literature to implement a financial literacy project that will not only teach them the skills they need, but will allow them to pass on that information to a younger generation.

My Students

My students are some of the most creative, innovative students I have ever met. They often encounter obstacles both inside and outside the classroom that hinder their ability to achieve at the highest level. Many are from low-income families, and struggle to have the supplies they need in the classroom. It is my job to keep them motivated by making the experiences in the classroom as relevant to them as possible.

I endeavor to make learning experiences in the classroom both enjoyable and memorable.

By providing hands on, interactive activities, I can provide the best learning environment possible.

My Project

Students will be using literature from their childhood to teach financial literacy terminology and concepts to their peers. I am requesting several different books for my classroom to use in this endeavor. These books are popular at all age levels and can be used to demonstrate almost all aspects of finance and economics. By allowing students to draw from childhood memories, to be creative, and to share their experiences, they will not only be motivated to learn but will extend that learning to their families and community. After completing the lessons for each book, students will travel to the local elementary and middle schools to present their projects to other students in the community.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lawn Boy • Amazon Business $5.39 3 $16.17
Three More Words • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Coin Heist • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Hannah and the Perfect Picture Pony: A Story of the Great Depression • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Flat Broke: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Greed • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Hunger Games (Book 1) • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
The Year Money Grew on Trees • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mockingjay • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale • Amazon Business $5.05 1 $5.05
Lunch Money • Amazon Business $4.48 1 $4.48
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $4.47 1 $4.47
Millions • Amazon Business $4.20 1 $4.20
The Maze Runner (Book 1) • Amazon Business $4.17 1 $4.17
The Little Red Hen (Little Golden Book) • Amazon Business $3.42 1 $3.42

Materials cost

$110.40

Vendor shipping charges

$71.82

State sales tax

$9.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$222.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.35

Total project goal

$262.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$262.34

2 Donors

-$122.00

Donations toward project cost

-$103.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.30

match offer

-$140.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$119.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Economics Arkansas and 2 other donors.

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