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Mrs. Depaepe from Rock Island IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Earn, Save, Give, Spend

My students need books about financial literacy to help them become responsible, self-supporting community members.

  • $1,309 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of our students do not understand the cause and effect of money. Many feel they are entitled to anything they want without having the funds.

We have 540 students with 70% free or reduced lunch.

Many families are on welfare or squeezing by on minimum wage. The kids need the opportunity to learn about money without a lecture format. Picture books and novels can describe why we need money, how it works, how to save and more. Students do make the connection between books and reality and place themselves in the role of the main character. In addition, the non-fiction books I selected will go further into depth on how to earn and respect money.

My Project

When funded, I will work with Wells Fargo Bank, one of our school's business partners, to assist with a program to help student's learn to save some of their birthday money, and how to earn money. Earn money, save a portion, give a portion, spend what is necessary. The materials will be added to the library collection for all students to have access. I am hoping to provide "piggy banks" for students who take this opportunity seriously.

Sometimes, and I do mean sometimes, students will share things that they learn at school with their parents.

Some of the materials also have to do with not wasting money, like leaking faucets, and turning off the lights. These suggestions will help with the family budget as much as it will our students. Some of our older students could help their home life by making occasional contributions to the grocery bill by paying for something they want that parents can't pay for.

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Mrs. Depaepe
Grades 3-5
  • Rock Island Center Math & Science
  • Rock Island, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 540 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Using Money (Understanding Money) • Amazon $32.65 1 $32.65
Budgeting, Spending, and Saving (Searchlight Books) • Amazon $27.99 1 $27.99
Growing Your Money (Searchlight Books) • Amazon $27.23 1 $27.23
Managing Money (Simple Economics) • Amazon $27.07 1 $27.07
A Kid''s Guide to Earning Money • AKJ Books $26.96 1 $26.96
Earning Income (Searchlight Books) • Amazon $25.19 1 $25.19
Isabel''s Car Wa$h • AKJ Books $25.02 1 $25.02
Miss Fox''s Class Earns a Field Trip • AKJ Books $25.02 1 $25.02
Make Money! Wash Cars • AKJ Books $24.39 1 $24.39
Make Money! Have a Lemonade Stand • AKJ Books $24.39 1 $24.39
Make Money! Do Yard Work • AKJ Books $24.39 1 $24.39
Make Money! Be a Pet Sitter • AKJ Books $24.39 1 $24.39
Make Money! Have a Lemonade Stand • AKJ Books $24.39 1 $24.39
Let's Sort Money (21st Century Basic Skills Library: Sorting) • Amazon $22.79 1 $22.79
Math at the Bank: Place Value and Properties of Operations (Core Math Skills) • Amazon $22.60 1 $22.60
Learn About Money (Money and You) • Amazon $21.32 1 $21.32
Saving for the Future Cecilia Minden • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Cool Jobs for Kids Who Like Kids • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Cool Jobs for Young Pet Lovers • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Cool Jobs for Yard-working Kids • AKJ Books $20.81 1 $20.81
Earning Money (Learning about Money) • Amazon $20.01 1 $20.01
Piggy Bank Problems (Katie Woo) • Amazon $19.99 1 $19.99
Saving and Investing • AKJ Books $19.76 1 $19.76
Sorting Money • AKJ Books $19.45 1 $19.45
Shopping Trip Math • AKJ Books $19.42 1 $19.42
The Artsy-Fartsy Auction (Katharine the Almost Great) (Katherine the Almost Great) • Amazon $19.28 1 $19.28
Save, Spend, or Donate?: A Book about Managing Money Nancy L • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
Money Down the Drain • AKJ Books $18.72 1 $18.72
Gabriel Gets a Great Deal • AKJ Books $17.47 1 $17.47
Kyle Keeps Track of Cash • AKJ Books $17.47 1 $17.47
Ella Earns Her Own Money • AKJ Books $17.47 1 $17.47
Brody Borrows Money • AKJ Books $17.47 1 $17.47
Ella Earns Her Own Money • AKJ Books $17.47 1 $17.47
Shanti Saves Her Money • AKJ Books $17.47 1 $17.47
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs • AKJ Books $17.47 1 $17.47
Earning Money • AKJ Books $16.75 1 $16.75
Saving Money • AKJ Books $16.06 1 $16.06
Cupcake Queen • AKJ Books $15.56 1 $15.56
Carnival Coins • AKJ Books $15.53 1 $15.53
Lemonade in Winter • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Caterina and the Lemonade Stand • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Pretty Penny Cleans Up • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Betty Bunny Wants Everything • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Mia''s Boiling Point • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Ellie''s Lovely Idea • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
The Case of the Missing Moola • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Melonhead and the We-Fix-It Company • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget: Affordable ways to make money with earthworms • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95
Extra Famous • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
A Smart Girl's Guide: Money (Revised): How to Make It, Save It, and Spend It (Smart Girl's Guides) • Amazon $9.35 1 $9.35
Bernadette to the Rescue (The Lunch Bunch) • Amazon $8.95 1 $8.95
Big Dog Decisions (Sidney & Sydney) • Amazon $8.89 1 $8.89
Making Money Grow • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Where Does Your Money Go? • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Earning Money • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Super-Smart Shopping: An Introduction to Financial Literacy (Start Smart: Money) • Amazon $5.95 1 $5.95
Counting Change • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
OLIVIA and the Dog Wash (Olivia TV Tie-in) • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Emma on Thin Icing • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Kids Making Money: An Introduction to Financial Literacy (Start Smart: Money) • Amazon $5.09 1 $5.09
Curious George Saves His Pennies • Amazon $4.99 1 $4.99
Lotus Lane #2: Coco: My Delicious Life (A Branches Book) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Abra-Ca-Doodle! #4 (The Doodles of Sam Dibble) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Save Money • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Make Money Choices • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Make Money Choices • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Earn Money • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Pretty Penny Comes Up Short (Step into Reading) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
Pinkalicious and the Perfect Present (I Can Read Book 1) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99
The Berenstain Bears' Lemonade Stand (I Can Read Book 1) • Amazon $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$1,066.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,112.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$196.27

Total project goal

$1,308.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,308.48

1 Donor

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$1,213.48

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,031.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$182.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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