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Ms. Longton from Houston TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Buy It or Budget It?

Help me give my students pencils, pens, stampers, erasers, and notepads for a class store to learn about buying, saving and budgeting.

  • $207 goal

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My Students

I work at a Title I school where many of the students are economically disadvantaged. They all experienced Hurricane Harvey last year, yet are so hardworking and eager to learn. I will be teaching math to two classes in third grade this year, and one of my classes receives their reading/writing instruction in Spanish. I want my students to have the tools that they need to be successful.

I want to excite my students about learning and improve their math skills!

I like to provide my students with experiences and lessons to encourage their success. It is important that my students are engaged in fun, exciting, and challenging activities.

My Project

II would like to add school supplies to our classroom store. I asked my students what they would like to purchase from our class store and they gave me a list of their favorite school supplies. I am requesting pencils, pens, erasers, notepads, and stampers. The pink cardstock will be used to make large piggy banks to record their savings. We have been discussing wants and needs and this project will allow them to earn rewards that they want. My students will be able to create a savings plan and budget to purchase their favorite school supplies from the class store. Children who learn to save at an early age have a greater advantage later in life.

Through this project I will be teaching my students how to save money and budget for their wants through a class store.

The opportunity to "buy" their favorite items will be very motivating for my students to learn at an early age the importance of saving some of their money for future needs and become financially savvy!

Ms. Longton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pocket Notebook Set Pack of 24 (3.5"x5") Candy Colors Portable Pocket Pal Super Mini Journals Portable Steno Note Books Mini Notepads(24pcs) • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Geddes Cyber Cyclone Pencil Assortment - Set of 144 • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Scentco Marvel Avengers Colored Smencil Bundle – Scented Colored Pencils 15 Ct • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Scentco Disney Colored Smencil Bundle – Scented Colored Pencils - Frozen, Princess, Tsum Tsum - 15 Ct • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Frienda 24 Pieces 10-in-1 Retractable Ballpoint Pens Multicolor Pens Colorful Retractable Mini Shuttle Pens for Office School Supplies Students Children Gift • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
FUN LITTLE TOYS 100Pcs Assorted Stamps All in One Box Including 100 Different Designs for Kids Easter Egg Fillers, Easter Basket Stuffers, Easter Egg Stuffers • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Wausau Vellum Bristol Cardstock, 67 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Pastel Pink, 250 Sheets (82441) • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Gejoy 12 Pieces Dual Hole Pencil Sharpener Manual Pencil Sharpeners Lid School Home Office Using • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
50 Pcs Mseeur Assorted Adorable Collection Pencil Top Erasers,Eraser Caps Style for Our Kids Gift (Pattern Random) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29

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