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Mrs. Wiedeman from Pulaski WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Constructing With Money

Help me give my students construction and money items to engage my students in financial literacy lessons!

  • $194 goal

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My Students

My kiddos are one of a kind! I like to think that my classroom is one of a kind as well! We are a school of 600 kids in a rural area in Wisconsin and 18 of those kids get to spend their days with me. My students are the reason I wake up in the morning to go to work and the reason I stay up late at night trying to find the next "big" thing. My job is to help them have positive learning experiences. I love the expressions on their faces when they learn something new! I look forward to working with my little students every day and hopefully helping them become little men and women that will make a positive impact on our world.

My Project

Financial literacy needs to be taught in real-world situations to make it memorable for students. Wisconsin has academic standards on personal financial literacy and we are required to teach financial literacy lessons throughout the year. To teach these standards, it is imperative that I create an engaging environment that is relevant to the kids. What better way to teach them the value of money, the need to save, and to be financially responsible than to create classroom transformations where these skills can be used! I would like to be able to create a room transformation that will encourage my students to use their financial literacy skills. Our money unit will be in early spring. The students will do a variety of lessons in math to help identify and count coins. As a culminating activity students will enter our classroom construction site and will go to 3 different sites to work on money construction activities. The first site will be constructing different amounts of money with coin stampers. The second site will constructing money puzzles. Finally, the last site will be using construction tools to identify coin values. The items I have asked for including the photo backdrops and vests will help set the stage. What a fun, easy way to learn absolutely essential financial literacy skills!

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PeerBasics, 10 Pack, Yellow Reflective High Visibility Safety Vest, Hi Vis Silver Strip, Men & Women, Work, Cycling, Runner, Surveyor, Volunteer, Crossing Guard, Road, Construction, Neon (Mesh, 10) • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
BD524 - Money Power Pen!® Quiz Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98
Construction Site Theme Backdrop for Photography Dump Truck Digger Zone Boys Birthday Party Construction Scene Photo Background 7x5ft HXMT371 • Amazon Business $20.68 1 $20.68
DD739 - Self-Inking Coin Stamps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD322 - Counting Money Puzzles - Level 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DD321 - Counting Money Puzzles - Level 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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