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Mrs. Buitrago from Yuma AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ding Ding I Can Ring You Up!

Help me give my students opportunities to learn financial literacy at a young age! My students need hands-on learning opportunities in the special education classroom that will be life long skills.

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My Students

Our classroom is a place of community, shared expression, collaboration, mindful practice, and new learning experiences. A lot happens in this classroom beyond reading, writing, and math. My students come from all parts of the community as my particular program is not available in all of our district schools. My program is considered a transitional developmental delay classroom to address the students' social-emotional needs. With this, my students come from all parts of our city and bring with them the experience of their families, homes, and neighborhoods. My students often present with temporary homelessness, childhood trauma, and foster care.

One hundred percent of our students receive a free or reduced-price lunch.

Sometimes, these things enhance our student learning and make it a richer experience for everyone. Other times this brings chaos and conflict. Whatever the students come with, we work together to be a classroom community of learners moving forward to achieve academic and social success.

My Project

I have selected "hands-on" learning tools to help my students engage in financial and mathematical concepts. In the Special Education classroom we have the opportunities daily to play and engage with real world concepts and tools. I want to provide meaningful ways for them to learn about financial concepts through play. They often watch their parents buy groceries and I have chosen grocery shopping items and cash registered to help them play and interact with money concept. We currently have a cash earning economy in the classroom in which they earn money for completing work but some students continue to struggle to apply it to real world concepts.

With the use of the cash registered and pretend money the students will be able to understand the value of a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar, five, and twenty.

My students will be able to add and subtract items in the register and ring up items plus be a able to use turn taking skills with each other. These are very important life skills that relate to important skills. The use of play will make it more relatable and fun concept for them.

Mrs. Buitrago
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR634 Lets Go Shopping Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 3 $119.97
PP723 RealWorking Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 3 $110.97
PP723 RealWorking Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
Victostar Toy Cash Register for Kids with Checkout Scanner,Fruit Card Reader, Credit Card Machine, Play Money and Food Shopping Play Set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melon Rind Clumsy Thief Money Math Game - Adding to 100 Card Game for Kids (Ages 8 and up) • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50

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