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Mrs. Penny from Livonia MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finance Fun For Fourth & Fifth

My students need materials to help them learn how to use money in real life situations. By having access to financial literacy games, educational resources, and money center activities, they will have more exposure to finances.

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My Students

The students I service in our center based program for children with autism in 4th-5th grades come from different areas of the county. Each child is unique in their abilities and require more support than neuro-typical peers.It is the job of both myself and my staff to meet each of our special learners where they are and aid in unlocking their potential. My goal is for them to grow as learners as well as individuals, so that they may be as independent as possible when they leave the educational system.

Temple Grandin put it best when she said "There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do, instead of what he cannot do."

My Project

Our class focuses on using money throughout the school year so that they may become more financially literate. Our class takes multiple field trips, so that they may receive community based instruction in the area of money.

These items would greatly benefit our program by not only expanding my teaching resources, but to make finances fun and engaging for my group of special learners.

Educational games such as pay Day and Allowance, would help my students not only learn about money, but also social skills in the area of turn taking and good sportsmanship. Math center activities such as Hot Dots would allow them to work independently and gain confidence in themselves.

Literature for our class library with its basis in money would expose students to finance during independent reading time. Having a cash register to access would help them practice practical ways to use money while preparing them for both real world situations as well as community based instruction trips.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Game • Amazon Business $22.79 2 $45.58
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Teaching Cash Register • Amazon Business $42.49 1 $42.49
Learning Resources Cash Bash Electronic Flash Card • Amazon Business $14.06 2 $28.12
BRAINTEASERS! ACTIVITY BOX "MONEY" • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Lakeshore Allowance Game • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Learning Resources LER0080 Magnetic Money, 54-Piece Boxed Set, Grades K - 4 • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Life Skills Activities for Special Children • Amazon Business $20.91 1 $20.91
EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS HOT DOTS FLASH CARDS MONEY (Set of 3) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Game of Life - Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Educational Insights Hot Dots Talking Pen, Single (New Silver Color) • Amazon Business $9.39 2 $18.78
Remedia Publications REM161A Department Store Math, Game Book, 8.2" Wide, 11" Length, 0.2" Height (6 per Package) • Amazon Business $16.83 1 $16.83
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $16.34 1 $16.34
Payday • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Junior Learning 50 Money Activities • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Money Activity Set, 102 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Menu-math for beginners • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Drive-Thru Menu Math: Real-Life, Fast-Food Menu Situations to Teach Basic Math Skills, Grades 3-5 (Add & Subtract Money) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Remedia Publications REM109A Market Math for Beginners Book, Grade: 3 to 6, 0.2" Height, 8.4" Wide, 10.3" Length • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
Menu Math: The Hamburger Hut, Multiplication / Division, Grades 3-6 (Real Life Math Sereis) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Teacher Created Resources Power Pen Learning Cards: Money (6461) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
USA Money $ Poster Chart - LAMINATED - Double Sided (18x24) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Money Skill Drill Flash Cards • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Building Real-Life Math Skills: 16 Lessons With Reproducible Activity Sheets That Teach Measurement, Estimation, Data Analysis, Time, Money, and Other Practical Math Skills • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Real Life Math Series: Market Math for Beginners | Reproducible Activity Book • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
Do I Need It? or Do I Want It?: Making Budget Choices (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Who's Buying? Who's Selling?: Understanding Consumers and Producers (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
The Go-Around Dollar • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Teacher Created Resources Power Pen (6434) • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
Pigs Go to Market: Fun with Math and Shopping (Pigs Will Be Pigs) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Big Buck Adventure • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Money Match Me Cards • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Money Pocket Flash Cards • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61
Money Madness • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Money Flash Cards • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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