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Mrs. Acosta from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy in Third Grade

My students need home organizers, book bins, a mobile cart, folder games, leveled books, pocket charts, discovery cans, heavy duty bins, magnetic coins, and "I can" standards.

  • $1,497 goal

This project expired on July 6, 2014.

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My Students

My students live in a low income school district, and we may sometimes not have access to supplies like the ones I am asking for due to many budget cuts in our district. We will begin to focus on recognizing and counting money. I will teach my students why using their money wisely is important.

My students are enthusiastic third graders, who enjoy hands-on activities and read alouds.

They enjoy reading books at the library and enjoy participating in classroom discussions. They enjoy hands on activities, working on projects, and presenting their projects to their classmates. They take so much pride in their work. Though they sometimes have trouble with the many new math concepts in third grade, they persevere and don't give up.

My Project

My students need common core standards display cards and a pocket chart for me to display to let them know our goals and objectives. The Math Discovery Cans will help my students review place value, time, measurement, and counting money. The Money can will help them practice counting up realistic coins, calculating sums with a money cube, buying items priced in a flip book, and more! The Math Folder Games will boost their math skills (including counting money), in a fun and cooperative way. We need the School to Home organizers to keep their classwork and homework in. In order to be financially literate, my students will also need to be fluent readers. This is why I am requesting the leveled books, mobile cart, and bins to store our books. We need the heavy duty bins to store our math manipulatives, which include place value blocks, and plastic coins. I am requesting the the magnetic coins to use while modeling how to count money with my students.

My project will make a difference because it will bring so many important materials into our classroom that will help my students be successful in math and become financially literate.

It also includes supplies that will help them become literate.

Mrs. Acosta
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA295X - School-To-Home Organizer - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 3 $165.00
FF464 - Leveled Library Mobile Storage Cart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
PP710X - Math Folder Game Libraries - K-Gr. 1 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
PP940X - Math Folder Game Libraries - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
LL265X - Math in a Flash! Discovery Cans - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.40 1 $89.40
AA750X - Book Bins - Set of 16 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.50 1 $79.50
AA842 - Level I Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.00 2 $62.00
AA841 - Level H Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 2 $60.00
AA839 - Level G Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 2 $56.00
AA844 - Level K Extra Book Set - Gr. 2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.00 1 $26.00
AA838 - Level F Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.00 2 $52.00
AA837 - Level E Extra Book Set - Gr. 1 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $25.00 2 $50.00
AA843 - Level J Extra Book Set - Gr. 1-2 - Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $20.00 1 $20.00
BX710X - Heavy-Duty Classroom Bins - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
CC343 - “I Can” Common Core Display Cards - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
FG364 - Daily Standards Pocket Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
ID306 - Magnetic Coins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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