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Ms. Emerson from Greenville SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Economy Based Classroom

My students need a cash register drawer, play money, and toys for our classroom store.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

Each day in school is filled with joy as we celebrate each milestone or small gain that a child has made.

From losing a tooth and tying our shoes to writing sentences and adding with fluency, my students know exactly what to say when asked "who rocks the house?" "We rock the house!" they chant back!

My students come to me with many different backgrounds and home lives, but one thing is for certain; being in Kindergarten is one of the best places to be.

I teach in a Title 1 school with 100% of students that receive free breakfast and lunch. With that being said, students come to me with more than just the need for academic education.

My Project

As my students begin their year in first grade, students will be learning how to use money. An economy based classroom teaches students the ways that money works, including paying for the goods and services in our community.

Students will be responsible for the goods and services that take place in our classroom.

By using money, students will build an understanding of how money is earned and used as well as develop ways of saving money. Students will keep track of their money in their wallets and money will spent and earned in various ways on a daily basis.

Students will earn a monthly salary based on their classroom job. Students will have the opportunity to apply for different classroom jobs on a weekly and monthly basis, dependent on the type of job. Different goods and services will all have a price tag. At the end of each week, students will have the opportunity to spend their money in our classroom store or exchange their "cash" for a service that they would like. My students need a cash register drawer, play money, and toys for our classroom store.

Ms. Emerson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Play Money Bills and Coins Classroom Kit • Amazon Business $37.79 3 $113.37
Cash Register Drawer for Point of Sale (POS) System with Removable Coin Tray, 5 Bill/6 Coin, 24V, RJ11/RJ12 Key-Lock, Media Slot, Black • Amazon Business $54.95 1 $54.95
Nylon Hook and Loop Wallets (Basic Colors) (1 Dozen) - Bulk [Toy] • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
2 X Play-Doh Party Bag Dough, 15 Count (assorted colors) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Creative Teaching Press Library Pockets, Ombre Lime Green Hexagons (6786) • Amazon Business $11.17 2 $22.34
KIDDY DOUGH Compound 36 Pack of Color Dough - Mega Modeling & Sculpting Playset With 36 Individual 3-Ounce Cans Exclusive Bulk Party Pack - Non-Toxic - Conforms to ASTM D4236 • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
Chalk City - Party Pack Sidewalk Chalk 30 Jumbo 3 -Pack Sets of MultiColor Sidewalk Chalk for Party Favors (90 Chalks Total) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
KUUQA 30Pcs Animal Squishies Toys Easter Egg Fillers Kawaii Squishy Panda Cat Paw Cute Mini Soft Squeeze Stress Reliever Balls Toys for Kids Adult Birthday Party Favors Bags • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
24 Pack 80's Style Neon Party Sunglasses - Fun Gift, Party Favors, Party Toys, Goody Bag Favors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
40-Piece Star Bubble Wands Assortment Neon Party Favors - Summer Gifts Bubbles Fun Toys • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Wikki Stix Party Favor Pak, Pack of 15 Molding & Sculpting Sticks • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Mini Neon Party Bubbles - Pack Of 48 School Classroom, Day Camp Bubble Bottles • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Joyin Toy 48 Pieces Emoji Emotion Silicone Wristband Bracelets Kids Party Favor • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Mini Finger Gyro Fidget Spiral Twister Toys Party Pack (24 Pieces) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
5" x 5" Kids Foam Tic Tac Toe, Party Favor, 24 Pack By 4E’s Novelty, • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Adorox 12pc Scented Novelty Cupcake Lip Gloss Lip Balm Makeup Girls Birthday Party Favors • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Smiley Face Spiral Mini Notebooks, Pack Of 24, A Collection Of Assorted Colors And Designs, For Kids Party Favors And Goody Bags • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Neon Chalkboard Sets Bulk Pack 1 Dozen Sets, Fun Party Favors, Goody Bag Fillers, Stocking Stuffers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Kangaroo's Flashing LED Light Up Toys, Bumpy Rings, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Fun Express Transparent Glitter Stacking Point Crayons (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55

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