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Mrs. Shelton from Greensboro NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Children That Sell Are Swell

Help me give my students different paper types including neon, textures and even glitter to introduce the world of producers and consumers to children.

  • $287 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are eager eight and nine-year-old children! They come to school with a willingness to learn and discover the world around them. They are always excited to find out new things and go on new adventures in learning without ever leaving the classroom!

The children I teach are busy kids thirsting for knowledge and enriching experiences.

They all come from very diverse backgrounds and different socioeconomic situations. With that being said, they all want to excel at school and love to learn! They love all of the adventures we take in our classroom.

My Project

These materials will be used to foster a unit involving financial literacy in children. The children will be tasked with coming up with a product completely created out of paper that they can manufacture and sell to their peers. They will have to create a prototype, test the market for interest by polling their peers, and even make sure the market is not flooded with similar products.

Bringing the process of selling and buying to a level children understand helps promote more responsible consumers.

Children will be "earning" play money for their tasks at school in order to buy other people's products. After the products are created, children will then set up a shop. These shops will include a slogan, and storefront, as well as price point information. The culmination of this project will be children getting to shop from their peers and have their peers shop from them. Children will also have the opportunity to reflect on what they could have done better.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Cardstock Paper, Colored Cardstock, 25 Count • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
DCWV Cardstock Stack, Textured Jewel Colored, 58 Sheets, 12 x 12 inches • Amazon Business $17.77 1 $17.77
Diecuts with a View 12 inches by 12 inches Solid Glitter Paper Stack • Amazon Business $16.63 1 $16.63
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/89 gsm,"Eco" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (22226) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/ 89 gsm,"Cool" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets(20274) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Pattern Paper Pack - Travel The World - Scrapbook Specialty Paper Single-Sided 12"x12" Collection Includes 16 Sheets - by Miss Kate Cuttables • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
IDULL Scrapbook Paper Pack 12x12 Cardstock • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
WAUSAU 20008 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb / 89 gsm, “Charisma” 10-Color Assortment, 200 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Scrapbook Customs Themed Paper Scrapbook Kit, Burlap & Lace • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Colorbok Signature Paper Pad, 12" x 12", Modern Millinery • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Dots and Stripes Patterned Cardstock Value Pack - 6 x 6 inches - 90 pieces • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Darice 30020605 Patterned 8.5 by 11 Cardstock Paper Pack, Purple Prints, 8.5"x11" (25 Sheets), Piece • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Diecuts With A View MS019052 Paper Stack, 6 by 6-Inch, Glitzy Glitter, 24-Pack • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Colorbok Designer Paper Pad, 12" x 12", Wild & Free • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
Colorbok Spray Paint Cardstock Paper Pad, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
ColorBok 71876B Cardstock Paper Pad Marble, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66

Materials cost

$195.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$243.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.03

Total project goal

$286.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$286.85

4 Donors

-$278.02

Donations toward project cost

-$243.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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