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Ms. Edwards from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cha-Ching! It's Cash In Day!

Help me give my students inventory to stock our classroom store with some of their favorite items; books, LEGO minifigures, scented markers, squishy toys, and hard candy!

  • $497 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are caring, kind, and nurturing to one another. I teach in a high poverty school in Chicago. My students love exploring the world around them! They are builders, creators, scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs!

My students learn best when they feel like they can be a part of something much bigger than themselves!

They feel good when they can connect what we are learning to real-life by having the opportunity to explore situations that they will encounter throughout their daily lives. Building classroom relationships and teamwork enriches our classroom learning environment. I feel it is important to build a strong and collaborative community of learners so that my students can be successful in all that they do. It is important for my students to take ownership in their learning which I believe will have the most impact on their education.

My Project

My students are eager to help out in the classroom and take their classroom jobs very seriously. They are always asking for ways to pitch in and go the extra mile to make our classroom the best it can be.

My students love earning classroom rewards and feeling good about themselves after they have accomplished a goal.

Help me give my students books, scented markers, LEGO minifigures, squishy toys, invisible ink pens, decorative scissors for crafts, positive note cards, and hard candy so they can manage our classroom store by adding these items to our inventory. Students cash in their rewards points bi-weekly and need a variety of options to capture their interest as well as keep our classroom store fully stocked throughout the year.

One of our classroom jobs is our classroom store manager and their job is to track inventory as well as chart the products that are in high demand. Students will learn how to manage their reward points and this will help them to apply their knowledge to real-life financial situations and also teach them the value of saving and earning money to get the items or rewards that matter most to them and will push them to work hard for something that they desire.

My students love hearing the words "Cha-Ching! It's Cash In Day!"

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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R ? HORSE Jumbo Cute Penguin, Hamster, Ninja Fox Set Kawaii Cream Scented Squishies Slow Rising Decompression Squeeze Toys for Kids or Stress Relief Toy Hop Props, Decorative Props Large (9 Pack) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
LEGO Minifigures Series 14 Random Set of 4 (71010) • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Brick Building Blocks Party Favor Novelty Toys Set, Block Bracelets, Erasers, Sharpeners, 48pcs, Great for Children Birthdays, Kid's Goody Bags, Reward Prize Boxes • Amazon Business $19.57 2 $39.14
R.HORSE Cute Unicorn, Hamburger, Popcorn Set Kawaii Cream Scented Squishies Slow Rising Decompression Squeeze Toys for Kids or Stress Relief Toy Hop Props, Decorative Props Large (7 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Invisible Ink Pen, Spy Pen Secret Message Writer with uv Light Magic Marker for Drawing Fun Activity Kids Party Favors Ideas Gifts and Stock Stuffer - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
LEGO Minifigures Series 16 Bundle Set of 6 (Characters May Vary) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
You are Awesome Cards — Box of 100 - Appreciation Cards for Teachers, Employers, Friends, Co-Workers, Family • Amazon Business $9.95 3 $29.85
ECR4Kids Kraft Edgers Craft Scissor Set - Decorative Paper Edger Scissors with with Rotating Stand - For Kids, Teachers, Scrapbookers, DIY Projects (18 Pairs) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Fourth Grade Rats • Amazon Business $5.39 3 $16.17
Crayola Silly Scents, Washable Scented Markers, 12 Ct • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Original Flavors Assortment Bag, 3.75 lb. • $15.29 1 $15.29
Harry Potter - Tattoos (Temporary) - Set of 35 Styles - Official - Cinereplicas • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Mad Lab Wonder Dough by JA-RU | Bouncing Colorful Super Mega Soft Item #5427-1 • Amazon Business $5.98 2 $11.96
Nestle Party Favorites Candy Assortment, 3lb. Bag • $11.04 1 $11.04
Dum-Dums Assorted Lollipops 200 Count Bag (DDP6) • $7.64 1 $7.64

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