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Mrs. S. from Gautier MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy begins Early

My students need books and games to learn about financial literacy.

  • $492 goal

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My Students

"If a child cannot learn in the way we teach, we must teach in a way that the child can learn." - unknown author

My school has a high percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients.

We also have a high diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

This year I have a mixed ability group consisting of nine boys and eleven girls. Some have grasped reading skills at a faster rate than others and some need a little more time. They are eager to learn.

My Project

I am requesting books and games about money to teach my students the importance of financial literacy. I believe the earlier we teach about money and the importance of respecting the value of money and hard work the better. I want to teach my students all about the value of saving and learning the importance of working hard to earn money. In first grade we learn the names of coins and the values. They start learning how to add money. Monopoly is a great game for students to learn how to handle money. I am also asking for books and stories about earning and saving. I also am asking for magnetic money to help learn about money.

I would love for my students to have their own piggy banks.

What better way to learn about saving than actually having a place to put their own money. I am asking for piggy banks that they can create on their own. This will help my students take ownership and want to save.

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Race Car Bank Craft Kit • Amazon Business $6.99 10 $69.90
Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Owl Bank Craft Kit • Amazon Business $6.99 10 $69.90
Educational Insights Big Money 3-D Magnetic Coins and Bills • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
It's Not Fair!: A Book About Having Enough (Generous Kids) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Monopoly Junior Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
It's Probably Penny • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Telling Time & Counting Money | 2nd Grade Math Workbook Series Vol 5 • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
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
My Half Day • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
My Even Day • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Pigs in the Pantry: Fun with Math and Cooking (Pigs Will Be Pigs) • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
One Odd Day • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Fraction Fun • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My First Book of Money: Counting Coins • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Equal Shmequal • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Pigs at Odds : Fun with Math and Games • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
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
The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Place Value • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53
Money Madness • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Grapes Of Math • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Time and Money Flash Cards (Brighter Child Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $2.02 1 $2.02

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