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Ms. Di Ruocco from Sacramento CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Becoming Money Experts in TK

My students need hands on activities like a play calculator cash register and math books to create a math center geared around financial literacy.

  • $177 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"We are TK!" My students often chant at assemblies or walking through the hallways. I look at them with my head tilted sideways, since I did not even teach them that saying. They love being in TK, or Transitional Kindergarten, and love each other. I often joke that my class is very "kumbaya" since they all adore and respect each other so much.

I teach at a Title I school in Sacramento where nearly 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

My students are eager to learn and do their best. Their huge, smiling faces as they chant do not indicate what struggles our community faces. They love being together, and the community we have created in our room.

My Project

My students are at a young age where becoming financially smart starts with small steps. I love having hands on activities in my classroom that pulls students in. Having a cash register with real money they can manipulate, colorful and engaging books and a fun way to store the materials is a great way for us to bring money concepts into my classroom.

I plan on students using these materials to make a math center geared around money concepts that deepen their math skills.

My students will be able to go to this center during math time and use the cash register to learn through play how we use money in the real world. They can also read the books and look at the pictures to get more of an understanding of the importance of money in our world. Lastly, students will have an organized way to store these materials which means they will be easily able to grab these materials during math time.

Ms. Di Ruocco
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Urban Shop K639516 3-Tier Metal Rolling Cart, Blush • Amazon Business $46.55 1 $46.55
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, 73 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Ella Earns Her Own Money (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

Materials cost

$108.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.44

Total project goal

$176.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$176.28

2 Donors

-$88.14

Donations toward project cost

-$74.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.22

match offer

-$88.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.22

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$0.00

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