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Ms. Rigney from Wauchula FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Disguised With Dinosaurs!

Help me give my students these dinosaur-themed resources to go on an epic dino dig where they will improve their financial literacy through a play-based lesson.

  • $218 goal

This project expired on July 16, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a Title I school, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day.

I strive to help them become the best version of themselves. I want them to persevere, to change their mindset, to believe in themselves, and to know that their education is so important.

From the moment they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. It is my goal to inspire the earliest learners to continue on the path of academic excellence in a creative and positive way.

My Project

Kindergarten sets the stage for a child's educational career! It is a crucial year in a child's schooling because they are the building block, so it is important that my students know the necessary skills for future standards. I believe I need to prepare my students to learn about Financial Literacy through an engaging unforgettable lesson. Imagine walking into a kindergarten classroom that has been taken over by dinosaurs! All the numbers and classroom money have gone missing, and it is your students' job to find it all and save your school from the dinosaurs. BUT what's that? A mysterious crate. It must be in there? Oh no, it's locked! What now?

Let's grab our paleontologist supplies and get digging because Kindergartners learn best through play-based lessons!

I can't think of a better way to engage them than DINOSAURS! Students will have to complete a dinosaur-themed money and number activity in order to find the missing keys to the crates and save the classroom money and numbers from the dinosaurs. In the camo-cooler students will have to work together to dig up clay dinosaur fossils with different pictures of money and numbers where they will have to be identified and filled out on a corresponding worksheet. After the students complete this activity they will receive keys to unlock the crate revealing the missing classroom supplies and a reward.

Students will then be given a $20 reward that they can use to spend on dinosaur-themed activities such as dinosaur puzzles, putting together a dinosaur skeleton, dinosaur fossil dig, and digging up "fossils" out of chocolate chip cookies. Each of the mentioned activities will cost a different amount of money so students will be practicing managing money.

Ms. Rigney
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dino Egg Dig Kit - Break Open 12 Unique Dinosaur Eggs and Discover 12 Cute Dinosaurs - Easter Archaeology Science STEM Gift • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Dinosaur Party Favors Soap Supplies- 12 Pack Dino Jurassic Fossil Theme Party Decorations, Transparent Soap with Dinosaur Figure Fruit Scent • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Randosk Easter Mini Dinosaur Grow Eggs That Hatch in Water 2.75 in Dinosaur Egg Toys Easter Party Favors Supplies Basket Stuffer for Easter Birthday Gifts for Kids Boys • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Juvale Jurassic Dinosaur Birthday Party Supplies - Includes Dino Plates, Knives, Spoons, Forks, Napkins, and Cups, Serves 24 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Jet Creations T-Rex Dinosaur Tyrannosaurus Inflatable 37 inch for pool party decoration birthday gift kids and adults DI-TYR3 • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
Dinosaur Birthday Party Supplies: 24 Dinosaur Party Masks - Masquerade and Halloween Dinosaur Face Mask - Foam Dinosaur Mask for Kids Themed Party Favors Decorations and Hats • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Dinosaur Party Supplies Cupcake Toppers and Wrappers 24 Pack Cupcake and Cake Decrorations for Kids Boys Birthday Party • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
US Toy - Assorted Dinosaur Skeleton Toy Figures, Made of Plastic, (1-Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35

Materials cost

$152.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$185.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.65

Total project goal

$217.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$217.69

2 Donors

-$119.00

Donations toward project cost

-$101.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.85

match offer

-$98.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$83.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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