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Ms. Herrera from San Francisco CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Fun

Help me give my students math board games, manipulatives and play money to help build their financial literacy, by building a strong number sense and be able to master key mathematical concepts.

  • $476 goal

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My Students

My students are bright, energetic and full of life. They come every day excited about being in kindergarten and to learn so many new things. Their excitement and eagerness is so contagious, they are truly inspirational and want them to have a positive classroom experience, as they learn about being part of a classroom community. I teach in a California Spanish dual-immersion public kindergarten classroom, where the student body is very diverse. The immersion model is to create bi-literate students.

With the expectation on kindergarten students to have a strong number sense and be able to recognize numbers to 30 and count to 100, and for some, learn it in a new language, it can be difficult for them to gain financial literacy without first having a strong mathematical foundation.

The only way students will gain these skills is by providing engaging, hands-on, age-appropriate activities that meets the needs of all the students.

My Project

The use of board games, card games, play money will allow me to provide students, with a variety in skills, the ability to master key mathematical concepts that are essential to becoming financially literate. Children learn best through play and by adding play money to our cash register, the learning possibilities are endless. The Zingo and Bingo games will be used to reinforce number sense with numbers up to 20. The counters will be used to support students with one to one correspondence. The addition and subtraction games will be used in small group with me. I will teach how to play the game and then students will be able to use for small group work during math centers and during free play. Students will have the option of also playing any of these games during our free time, allowing even more practice, not just in our math block.

In kindergarten, it is essential students are exposed to all kinds of learning activities guised as play because of their short attention span but playing games such as Zingo, Sum Swamp, Bingo, Go Fish, Zeus on the Loose and others will keep them engaged and motivated, while they build their math skills.

Some of the concepts they will be learning from these resources are: number sense, one to one correspondence, addition, subtraction and value of money. The earlier we provide a strong math foundation and start teaching them about financial literacy, the more successful they will be in becoming financially competent.

Ms. Herrera
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT283 - Simple Subtraction Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Sequence Numbers • Amazon Business $24.45 1 $24.45
Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Game • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Think Fun Zingo 1-2-3 Number Bingo Game for Age 4 and Up - Award Winner and Toy of the Year Nominee • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
RR255 - Lakeshore Counting Keys Classroom Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LogicRoots Ocean Raiders Math Game – STEM Toy to Learn Addition and Number sequencing – Gift for Boys and Girls Age 4 and up – Just Know Upward Counting to Start • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Blue Orange Sumoku • Amazon Business $16.92 1 $16.92
Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game, 8 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.02 1 $16.02
Junior Learning 50 Ten Frame Activities • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Peacable Kingdom Race to the Treasure Game • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
HH728 - Numbers to 100 Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources 10 to The Top Addition Game • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Gamewright Zeus on the Loose • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Pretend-to-Spend Play Wallet • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Numbers Bingo Game • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Too Many Monkeys • Amazon Business $8.70 1 $8.70
Amberetech Wooden Toys Hundred Board Montessori 1-100 Consecutive Numbers Wooden Educational Game for Kids with Storage Bag,W8.26 L8.26inches • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Learning Resources I Sea 10! Game • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Smack it! Card Game for Kids • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Peaceable Kingdom Go Fish! Classic Card Game for Kids - 48 Cards with Gift Box • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Qwixx - A Fast Family Dice Game • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
ThinkFun Math Dice Junior Game for Boys and Girls Age 6 and Up - Teachers Favorite and Toy of the Year Nominee • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Number Slap Jack - a Fun Number Recognition and Counting Card Game – Kids Learn Number 0-20 While Playing a Fun Card Game - Perfect for Preschool and Kindergarten Learners, Ages 4 to 7 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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