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Mrs. Spahn from Oregon City OR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy for Independence and Success

My students need books, board games, interactive tablet games, and play money to support balanced budgeting and financial literacy.

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to our middle school classroom! We are an energetic class where the students love to explore new ideas and concepts. We spend our days exploring and learning about reading, math, and STEM activities. When we walk through the door to class, we are one as a school family.

In our class, we work together to have fun, make mistakes, and learn!

We come from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of world experiences. We use flexible seating and grouping to make accessing knowledge more ergonomic and personally productive. As we navigate middle school, we are learning to work together, learn from each other, and understand the similarities and differences that make us all unique.

My Project

We live in a digital world where people shop and pay their bills online with virtual money. Even when we go to the store, more often than not, people pay with debit or credit cards. Students today have little experience with tangible cash money. It is something that is virtual and rarely seen. Students in my classroom are studying about financial responsibility and hard work to earn what you need. We have classroom jobs where students earn a weekly paycheck. They then pay for their basic needs within the classroom, such as rent for their desk and utilities. Once they have paid their bills, students can choose to use what remains of their paycheck at our classroom store or save it to purchase something bigger.

My students need books and games to support learning financial responsibility as well as how to invest money in stocks, bonds, IRA's, business ventures, and other means of using money wisely to make more money.

Using different books, we will learn how to manage a budget and begin the exploration into investing money. We will continue with different classroom board games to support saving and spending money, as well as how and when to invest. My students will be able to experience running a restaurant using the Osmo Pizza Company game, where they will get to experience leadership and financial management opportunities in a combined hands-on and virtual world. Together, we will learn to be the responsible financial leaders and investors of the future.

Mrs. Spahn
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Osmo Pizza Co. Game + Genius Kit for iPad • Amazon Business $139.98 1 $139.98
JJ664 - Elementary Calendar Math Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Game • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Go! Stock! Go!: A Stock Market Guide for Enterprising Children and their Curious Parents* • Amazon Business $16.63 1 $16.63
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
It's Not Fair!: A Book About Having Enough (Generous Kids) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Money Activity Set, 102 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Marvels Of Money for kids: Five fully illustrated stories about money and financial decisions for life • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Wrong Shoes: A Book About Money and Self-Esteem (Generous Kids) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
Net Worth, the FUN Money Game • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94

Materials cost

$382.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$418.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.80

Total project goal

$491.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$491.98

13 Donors

-$466.10

Donations toward project cost

-$396.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.17

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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