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Ms. E. from Detroit MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Fun, Part 2!

Help me give my students fun incentives and treats to learn financial literacy through our classroom currency system.

  • $499 goal

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My Students

My students are creative, compassionate and full of questions! They love hands-on, engaging projects that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions. They come to school each day eager to try new things and take chances in order to grow both personally and academically.

My awesome third grade students absolutely love learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly.

In class, we use many different learning strategies, group work, and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are. They are truly an awesome kids, and I am lucky to have a new group of learners that are excited and ready to learn each year. These are wonderful, young ladies and gentlemen with a thirst for knowledge, and my mission is to ensure that they can rise above their current circumstances to find success.

My Project

During the year, my students will take part in a real-world financial literacy unit. They will earn classroom money for doing things such as their classroom job, coming to school, doing their homework, and going over and beyond. They will have access to the classroom online bank and be given time to deposit and withdraw money from their accounts. During this unit, students will be building their knowledge of financial literacy and strengthening their math skills.

My students need various items to purchase with their classroom currency including engaging math activities, yummy treats, and cool treasure chest selections.

Having a variety of selections available to purchase keeps the students motivated to earn classroom currency throughout the day.

It is my hope that through this hands-on financial literacy unit, my students will learn the importance of earning and saving money and making financial decisions.

Ms. E.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scentco Holiday Mystery Smencils Cylinder of 50 HB#2 Scented Pencils • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Milliard Petite Reading Pillow for Young Adults & Children with Shredded Foam - 14x13in (Sit up Pillow) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
VersaTiles Skills Practice Math Activity Book (Grade 3) • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels Single-Serve 1.5 Ounce, 48 Count • Amazon Business $28.67 1 $28.67
Edupress Math Noodlers Game, Grades 2-3 (EP62350) • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
LogicRoots Monster Sock Factory First Step to Multiplication Stem Toy Math Manipulative • Amazon Business $21.91 1 $21.91
Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Play-Doh Party Bag Dough (15 Count) • Amazon Business $5.97 3 $17.91
SAY CHEESE – Math Board Game for Kids to master Multiplication Tables, best Summer STEM Gift for boys and girls • Amazon Business $17.65 1 $17.65
Learning Resources Number Bonds Answer Boards (LER5213) • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
Sour Punch Twists, 4 Flavor Individually Wrapped Sweet & Sour Candy, 6" Inch Pieces, 2.71LB Jar • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
SCIONE Light Up Rings Kids Party Favor Ring Novelty Glow Jelly Blinking Bulk (38 Pack) (LED Rings38 pcs) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
BalanceFrom Kid's Puzzle Exercise Play Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
VersaTiles Skills Practice Math Book (Grade 2) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips, 1.5 Ounce Bags (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Blue Diamond Almonds, Whole Natural Almonds, 100 Calorie Packs - 32 Count • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Nabisco Fun Shapes Cookie & Cracker Mix, Variety Pack with Teddy Grahams, Chips Ahoy! Cookies & Barnum’s Animal Crackers, 20 Count Individual Snack Bags • Amazon Business $7.39 2 $14.78
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 80 counts, 4.5 Pounds • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, Original, Single Serve, 1.5 oz Bags (36 Count) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39

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