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Mrs. Rodriguez from Hialeah FL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Class Store!

Help me give my students markers, mechanical pencils, kindness rocks, stress balls & putty and snacks for our financial literacy class store.

  • $327 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income, inner-city school region with a large, diverse population. Most of my students are first-generation Americans or immigrant children from a variety of South American countries. My students are faced with many challenges, both in and out of the classroom. Throughout the school year, it is our goal to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion of all! Our school is a Title I (which means a school with large concentrations of low-income students) school.

Many students in our school qualify and enter our school through the Head Start Program, which is available for children who are from families with incomes below the poverty guidelines, children from homeless families, and/or families receiving public assistance.

Some of the students in my classes are special needs students who suffer from attention deficit disorder (ADHD), are ESL students (English as a Second Language) and/or have other types of special needs. Regardless of their challenges, though, the majority of the students are very determined and eager to succeed. In spite of their personal experiences, most of my students are very active, enthusiastic learners who possess a thirst for knowledge.

My Project

It is my goal for my students to develop financial literacy skills. After discussing the importance of earning, investing and saving, our kiddos will have the opportunity to earn classroom money for things such as performing their class jobs, attending school on a daily basis, doing their homework, performing acts of kindness, and going above and beyond while meeting academic expectations. They will have access to the classroom online bank and will be given time to deposit and withdraw play money earned from their accounts. We will then establish a classroom store stocked and supplied with the requested supplies. Every week, the students will take turns running the classroom store while their classmates shop with the money they have earned. The students will use the money saved to purchase/invest in items such as pencils and snacks. The students will build their knowledge of financial literacy and strengthen their math skills by using the online bank accounts and mathematics manipulatives. They will print out account information and create a journal with financial data.

It is my hope that by engaging in this financial literacy unit of study, my students will learn the importance of earning, investing, and saving money.

My students will also take part in numerous activities/assignments throughout the school year that support financial literacy.

Mrs. Rodriguez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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24 Rocks for Painting - Flat & Smooth Kindness Rocks for Arts, Crafts, and Decoration - Stones w/Easy Paint Surface - 2 to 3.5 inches - Set of 24 - Black • Amazon Business $21.97 2 $43.94
Acrylic Paint Marker Pens, Paint Pens for Rocks Painting, Wood, Fabric, Plastic, Canvas, Glass, Mugs, DIY Craft, Card Making, Art School Supplies. Water Based Acrylic Paint Markers Set of 24 Colors • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Sesame Snaps - 36 packs x 35 grams (Net weight 1.26 Kg) • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
KELZ KIDZ Quality & Durable Large (2.9 Inch) Mesh Squishy Balls with Exclusive Sewn Mesh! (Multi, 12 Pack) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Walkers Shortbread Fingers, 2-Count Cookies Packages (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $21.00 1 $21.00
Jovitec 21 Pieces 2.0 mm Mechanical Pencil Set, 9 Pieces Automatic Pencils and 12 Cases Lead Refills (Color and Black) for Draft Drawing, Writing, Crafting, Art Sketching • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Acrylic Paint Pens for Rocks Painting, Ceramic, Glass, Wood, Fabric, Canvas, Mugs, DIY Craft Making Supplies, Scrapbooking Craft, Card Making. Acrylic Paint Marker Pens Set of 12 Colors • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Pringles Flavored Variety Pack Potato Crisps - Original, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and Onion,12.9 oz (18 Count) • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
ChefSlime Barrel O Slime Mud Sludge Putty - Wet, Non Sticky, Stress Relief, Super Soft & Squishy Toy for Kids |Jumbo Pack | 24 Pcs • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
14 Fresh Packs of Biscoff Cookie Two-packs, 7.65oz (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Nature Valley Granola Bars, Crunchy Oats 'n Honey, 17.88 oz • Amazon Business $4.49 2 $8.98
Ring Pop Individually Wrapped Variety Party Pack – 20 Count Candy Lollipop Suckers w/ Assorted Flavors • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ring Pop Individually Wrapped Variety Party Pack – 20 Count Candy Lollipop Suckers w/ Assorted Flavors • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Nabisco Cookies Sweet Treats Variety Pack Cookies - with Oreo, Chips Ahoy, & Golden Oreo - 30 Snack Pack • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Aleene's 26412 Spray Gloss Finish 6oz Acrylic Sealer, Original Version • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
combos Variety Pack Fun Size baked snacks 0.93-Ounce Bag 12-Count Box • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

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