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Ms. Kellenberger from Jasper MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Inspire, How to Earn, Save and Spend $$$

My students need books sets, and play money so they can learn about money and financial literacy while learning to read.

  • $575 goal

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My Students

I am the K-2 Title One reading teacher in a low income southwest Missouri school district. I work with approximately 30 students, either individually or in small groups.

I love working with the youngest struggling readers who usually still have the "love of learning".

Their potential for learning can only go up if I can help them see the relevance of how learning to read is a vital life-long skill.

I do a variety of reading assessments to help guide my instruction and also collaborate with the classroom teachers. I strive to use many multi-sensory strategies to address my students' many learning needs.

My Project

My students will read the books (A Dollar For Penny, A Chair for My Mother, Little Critter:Just Saving My Money, Ella Earns Her Own Money and other books) that we get to help them learn how to save, make and spend money. Many students in today society are not exposed to how we can help ourselves be better citizens. Young children can learn at a young age that everything we want is not everything we need.

Reading children's books is one way to expose children to the importance of financial literacy and how their decisions impact them and others around them.

After we read these books together in class and have discussions we will do some play acting in my classroom to extend their learning.

Ms. Kellenberger
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cupcake Claire • Amazon Business $12.99 6 $77.94
Yard Sale • Amazon Business $6.64 7 $46.48
Bunny Money (Max and Ruby) • Amazon Business $7.05 6 $42.30
Little Critter: Just Saving My Money (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $3.99 8 $31.92
A Dollar For Penny (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 8 $31.92
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $4.38 7 $30.66
The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense • Amazon Business $4.99 6 $29.94
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money • Amazon Business $4.69 6 $28.14
The Berenstain Bears Piggy Bank Blessings (I Can Read! / Living Lights) • Amazon Business $3.39 8 $27.12
Educational Insights Play Money - Coins & Bills Try • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Lemons and Lemonade: A Book About Supply and Demand (Money Matters) • Amazon Business $21.01 1 $21.01
Economics through Everyday Stories from around the World: An introduction to economics for children or Economics for kids, dummies and everyone else • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
Finance 101 for Kids: Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford to Miss • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
A Penny to a Dollar (Growing the Family Business...Coins Add Up) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Kids' Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Ella Earns Her Own Money (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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