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Mrs. Duchesne from Skowhegan ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy in Kindergarten

My students need magnetic money, counting coins, a market learning center, math tools, ice cream food cart, and a market food center with a cash register to build foundational skills in financial literacy.

  • $744 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in our classroom starts with a delicious breakfast provided by our wonderful school kitchen. Our school district is 100% free breakfast and lunch to all students because we understand that hungry minds need full bellies. Our school is a wonderful community of diverse families who support each other.

My students are kind, responsible, and respectful.

They uphold these titles with pride and can be seen daily trying to make our school and classroom a better place. We provide a nurturing environment that creates good citizens, independent thinkers, and lifelong learners. We are a lively group of students who are eager to learn new things with innovative tools.

My Project

My kindergarten students need to learn the basics of addition, subtraction, place value, number recognition, and one to one correspondence. These are all foundational skills students need so that they can become financially literate. My students will practice being consumers and entrepreneurs in the dramatic play grocery store and ice cream shop. Students will come away from using these materials with a greater understanding of counting, addition, subtraction, money exchanges, goods and services, and wants vs. needs. They will be on the right path to developing financial literacy.

These items will teach financial literacy through purposeful play and classroom games; making learning fun!

Mrs. Duchesne
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Freestanding Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store Role Play Toy • Amazon Business $180.71 1 $180.71
Melissa & Doug Wooden Snacks and Sweets Food Cart - 40+ Play Food pcs, Reversible Awning • Amazon Business $153.97 1 $153.97
PP514 - Hands-On Number Grid • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD186 - Market Math Hands-On Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LL696 - Number Line Slider Boards (0-20) - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE248 - Giant Number & Counting Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Candy Construction Building Set, 92 Pieces • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
LL426 - Squeeze, Scoop & Count Ice Cream Shop • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LL658 - Giant Number Sense Stamp Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD136 - Magnetic Coins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DD135 - Magnetic Base Ten Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
LA768BU - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pad - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$565.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$631.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.50

Total project goal

$743.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$743.31

3 Donors

-$693.31

Donations toward project cost

-$589.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.00

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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