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Mrs. Heimerl from Gwinn MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy is Fantastic!

My students need board games, manipulatives, and books to build financial literacy!

  • $192 goal

This project expired on July 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a naturally curious bunch. They love to learn about faraway places, new technology, things of the past, and dream about the future. They are most excited when they have opportunities to experience hands-on activities.

I teach third graders at a Title 1 School in Michigan, where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Our school is in a rural, tight knit community. Some students have explored areas beyond their community but most have never left our state. I would love for my students to be able to consider life outside of our community and the variety of options they will have for future careers.

My Project

In order to better prepare my students for real world experiences, we need resources to learn about money. My students lack the hands-on experience of counting coins and bills. Many cannot identify coins yet and need the materials to manipulate. The board games will give my students the practice and confidence they need in order to use these skills in the real world. The books will provide them with additional background about the economy and their role as a consumer.

My students will learn life skills such as counting coins, making change, and using money responsibly.

My students are eager to learn about money but lack the resources to do so. All students deserve the opportunity to build their financial literacy.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT404 - Making Cents Money Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Time & Money Bingo Board Game Carson-Dellosa Publishing (140042) • Amazon Business $16.36 1 $16.36
Learning Resources Money Activity Set, 102 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
The Learning Journey Kids Bank, Play Money Set • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Do I Need It? or Do I Want It?: Making Budget Choices (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Who's Buying? Who's Selling?: Understanding Consumers and Producers (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Johnny's Decisions: Economics for Kids - Tradeoffs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Money Match Me Cards • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ella Earns Her Own Money (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

Materials cost

$130.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.72

Total project goal

$191.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.45

2 Donors

-$38.29

Donations toward project cost

-$32.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.74

match offer

-$153.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$130.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.97

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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