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Ms. Ekstrom from Galt CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Begins in Kindergarten

My students need a cash register, math learning centers, tabletop magnetic boards, magnetic numbers and counters, and Boogie Board eWriters to promote financial literacy in kindergarten.

  • $975 goal

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My Students

I teach transitional kindergarten and kindergarten at a high poverty Title I school. My classroom makeup consists of English Language Learners, students with both academic and physical special needs, and several students that do not have many opportunities.

I love being able to create a caring and respectful classroom community for my students and offering opportunities that show them all of their possibilities!

My favorite part of teaching is building a community in my classroom and creating learning adventures that get my students excited about learning, so that they cannot wait to come to school.

My Project

Financial literacy is an important life skill that begins in kindergarten! My students are learning foundational skills such as counting by ones, fives, and tens, beginning addition and subtraction, comparing numbers, the value of coins, understanding greater/less than, and how to count money.

Kindergartners learn best through play and by using engaging, hands-on materials.

They love working together to solve problems, count, and represent numbers. I am requesting hands-on math centers that will help to reinforce number sense, which is an important part of financial literacy. The magnetic whiteboards, magnetic numbers and counters will also be used during math centers. Students will work in groups to create their own addition and subtraction problems. For example, "Kate bought 8 apples at the store. Her brother ate 3 of them. How many apples does Kate have left?" Using the small counters shaped like fruit and other objects will make learning math skills fun and exciting for my students. Boogie Boards will be used for students to write out the problems. Using these LCD e-Writers is so much more engaging than a worksheet. Students will also use the cash register in our dramatic play area as they buy different items from our "grocery store and use the pretend money to count the different amounts.

Financial literacy is an important skill to introduce to young students. Practicing number sense in a fun and hands-on way will build a solid foundation for these students.

Ms. Ekstrom
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF517 - Tabletop Magnetic Write & Wipe Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 4 $239.96
TT280X - Early Math Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $229.00 1 $229.00
Boogie Board Jot 8.5 LCD eWriter, Blue (J32220001) • Amazon Business $20.99 8 $167.92
LC676 - Magnetic Numbers & Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
PP723 - Real-Working Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$721.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$66.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$828.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.25

Total project goal

$974.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$974.98

2 Donors

-$190.58

Donations toward project cost

-$180.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.84

match offer

-$762.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$647.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

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$0.00

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