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Mr. Tennyson from Anchorage AK is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy for Sixth Graders

My students need Chromebooks, three books, and two DVD movies to learn about money and financial literacy.

  • $961 goal

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My Students

Since we are located near two military bases, many of my sixth grade students are the children of deployed military personnel. They live in an area that is a pocket of poverty and they are handicapped by a lack of resources. All my students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. Our school is an older, urban, public school that is coded as high poverty. The public library that was across the street closed several years ago.

Our school is not a Title I School, but my students have needs that are not being met by our school.

The majority of my kids do not have access to technology or reading materials outside of school. They cannot afford to go on field trips.

I have a very transient student population and a number of my students are homeless or live in shelters. Over 50% of my class comes and goes during the course of the school year. Several of my students are here in the United States for the first time, and English is not their first language. Many of my kids do not read at grade level. Anything dealing with researching and writing is a struggle.

My Project

Although not a Title I school, we are a school that is economically disadvantaged. I am requesting some books, resources and DVDs that will engage my students in the study of money and financial literacy. First, we look at Mary Poppins and see what happens when Michael is forced by his father to take his tuppence to the bank. We will also look critically at the movie, Up, and see what happens when characters don't save and fail to have an emergency fund.

I have nearly 30 students learning about financial literacy while exploring future careers.

I am also requesting three Chromebooks so that my student can research money, earnings and jobs on the internet. This year, my sixth graders are going to imagine and research how they will earn a living in the 21st century. They will research careers, life time earnings and speculate on the future of work. Their career choice is limited by what their imagination can come up with. After students write a report, they will design a info poster and present it to the class. This combination of Internet research, futuristic speculation and art project will help my students work towards a final goal, testing things like financial literacy, problem solving skills, reasoning, and original ideas.

My students have limited access to technology. I am requesting a these resources and "classroom" Chromebooks so my students can complete their financial literacy projects. My district is facing tough economic times and our supply budget is severely limited. There is no money for this type of project. My students need the help of Donors.

Mr. Tennyson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Chromebook 3 XE500C13K - 11.6' - Celeron N3060 - 2 GB RAM + Google Chrome MGM • Best Buy Education $232.12 3 $696.36
Teaching Financial Literacy Through Play (Teaching Through Games) • Amazon Business $23.50 1 $23.50
Up (Single-Disc Edition) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Money Boot Camp: Financial Literacy for Teens • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition (DVD + Digital Copy) • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Money Matters for Kids • Amazon Business $8.61 1 $8.61

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