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Mrs. Diaz from Chicago IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building the Foundation for Financial Literacy

My students need highlighter tape, counting and patterning games, spacers, magnetic counters, and ink cartridges to build a foundation for financial literacy.

  • $314 goal

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My Students

Do you remember having a dollar when you were younger and thinking that you could buy everything your heart desired? How long did it take you to come to the realization that a dollar does not go very far?

I teach kindergarten to English Language Learners that hail from a high-poverty neighborhood.

Due their parents' financial situation, it is imperative that my students begin to learn about financial literacy at an early age. However, in order for them to be financially literate, we must have resources that help build a solid foundation in financial literacy first.

My Project

The magnetic counters will help me give my students hands-on experiences during our math classes. Since they are so young, the best way to keep them engaged is using multiple approaches to their learning. Every morning, we will practice important math concepts using our math games at out math centers. When reading books about math, we will use our highlighter tape to focus on sight words, which they will be exposed to for the first time this year. We also need word spacers to help them as they practice number and word writing. Finally, we need colored ink to replenish our classroom printer, which is used to print assignments, our class currency, and/or pictures.

Since my students' families often struggle to provide even basic supplies, it is difficult to get additional resources that will help keep my little kinder friends engaged as the year progresses.

With these resources, my students would learn rudimentary skills necessary to build a solid foundation for financial literacy.

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Mrs. Diaz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EPSON 69 T069120BCS Ink Cartridge Multipack Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, 4-Pack • $53.99 1 $53.99
RR662 - Jumbo Magnetic Counters - Set of 100 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Quill Brand Premium Laminating Pouches 11-1/2x9", 3 mil., Letter, 100/Box • $39.99 1 $39.99
DD747 - Hands-On Counting Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97
PP259 - Counting Is a Snap! • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD743 - Hands-On Patterning Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
DD854 - Word Spacers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EE789 - Highlighter Tape Pack - 1/2" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.50 1 $14.50

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