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Ms. Soble from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fancy Financial Learning

My students need talking cash registers, magnetic money and money mats, and an iPad to help them become financial wizards.

  • $924 goal

This project expired on July 30, 2015.

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My Students

How much does it cost? How much money do I need? Do I get money back when I buy something? My students need opportunities to work with money in game formats, making purchases and practice counting money. These hands-on resources will help them learn financial literacy.

My students are in between the ages of 10 and 14.

They all have cognitive challenges in both academics and daily living skills. Many have multiple disabilities and are challenged by physical and medical challenges. All my students ride a bus to school in a large Midwest urban city to our special program and are eligible for the free lunch program. Some people call my students trainable, I call them lovable. They love learning and love to practice skills they have learned. They love listening to stories and working on iPads. With practice, they are learning about money; how to count coins, how to make change, and how to save. They all understand the importance of money, but need practice in using money in a safe environment. They all make mistakes, but are given opportunities in my room to try and try again. I want them to become financially literate. These new resources will help teach financial literacy, allow hands-on activities, and are very touchable.

My Project

My students will use these materials to help them achieve financial literacy. They will use the wallets for holding their money and cards. The talking cash register will help them learn to say numbers they are reading and use for shopping in our classroom supermarket. The games will help them practice counting and using money they make for their Big Payday game. The counting mats will help them learn to count money by matching coins in specific amounts. Moneywise kids will teach my students about saving money and watching it grow. They Buy it Right money game will give them practice in making purchases and getting the right change. The iPad will be used to download apps such as; Saving with Piggy, Money Island, Count Money I, and our favorite, Amazing Coin. These apps will help my students learn to count money and financial literacy skills such as making a product and selling using the app, The Lemonade Stand. They might even try having their own lemonade stand this summer!

Your donation to this project will make my classroom a room for sensory diets.

I will have the materials that allow students to use their senses while learning. My students will learn the basics of financial literacy, and have the opportunity to use and learn about money in game formats.

Ms. Soble
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad with Retina Display MD514LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi, White) 4th Generation • Amazon $419.00 1 $419.00
Zillionz - Pink Talking Cash Register, 0T3050206 • Amazon $45.00 1 $45.00
Zillionz - Talking Cash Register with Hand-Held Scanner, 3062606 • Amazon $36.31 1 $36.31
Learning Resources Supermarket Set • Amazon $32.18 1 $32.18
Educational Insights Spinzone Magnetic Whiteboard Game--Money • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Doublesided Magnetic Money • Amazon $26.81 1 $26.81
Sequence Numbers • Amazon $20.53 1 $20.53
Big Pay Day • Amazon $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Buy It Right Money Game • Amazon $18.55 1 $18.55
Sorry Classic Edition Board Game • Amazon $17.18 1 $17.18
Pay Day Board Game (Editions may vary) • Amazon $15.12 1 $15.12
Scholastic Teacher's Friend Time & Money Learning Mats, Multiple Colors (TF7116) • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Head Full Of Numbers Math Game • Amazon $12.99 1 $12.99
Loose Change • Amazon $10.95 1 $10.95
Moneywise Kids • Amazon $10.27 1 $10.27
Learning Resources Cash 'N' Carry Wallet • Amazon $9.89 1 $9.89

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