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Mrs. McGowan from Ft Washington MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cha Ching! Financial Literacy at the Store!

My students need dramatic play items to build financial literacy understanding.

  • $186 goal

This project expired on July 31, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the greatest group of five and six year-olds. With high energy levels and enthusiasm, my class always comes to school so eager to learn. My class is very diverse with some families being more fortunate than others.

The twenty-five students in my class have varying walks of life, but together, we have created one community.

Kindergarten is often my students' first year of school. It is so crucial to build their excitement toward learning and encourage them to achieve great things in the classroom.

My Project

Building financial literacy can begin as young as even kindergarten. Many teachers today are already teaching basic building blocks on this topic. In my classroom, I would love to incorporate a grocery store into my dramatic play area in order to help set a foundation for financial literacy. Having these pretend play grocery items will help solidify topics such as needs and wants as well as money. Having a grocery store in my classroom will give my students an engaging and real-world connection component that they are already familiar with. Using pretend food and shopping items, my students will be able to shop while engaging in discussion on needs vs. wants as well as spending and saving money while shopping for every day groceries. All students have some personal experience with going to the grocery store with their family. Incorporating pretend play food and shopping items into the classroom will empower my students to learn to make the best choices possible in a real world situation.

Mrs. McGowan
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Play-Time Produce Fruit (9 pcs) and Vegetables (7 pcs) Realistic Play Food • Amazon Business $28.70 1 $28.70
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Food and Role Play Companion Set (84 Pcs) Toy • Amazon Business $26.12 1 $26.12
Melissa & Doug Grocery Basket - Pretend Play Toy With Heavy Gauge Steel Construction • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Melissa & Doug Fridge Food Wooden Play Food Set (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $17.29 1 $17.29
Melissa & Doug Wooden Pantry Products Play Food Set (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Grocery Shelf Boxes Food • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92

Materials cost

$118.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$157.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.78

Total project goal

$185.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$185.22

2 Donors

-$90.40

Donations toward project cost

-$80.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.81

match offer

-$90.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$76.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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