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Ms. Nichols from Fort Worth TX is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy: Learning Through Earning

Help me give my students play-doh, spy pens, bracelets, candy, squishies, slime, and Minecraft figures to continue our classroom economy where they are learning the attributes of coins, making change, and the importance of saving.

  • $207 goal

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My Students

My classroom consists of between 15 and 25 students between kindergarten and 5th grade. My students have a variety of intellectual and developmental delays, cognitive disabilities, speech, hearing and visual impairments, behavioral deficits, social and emotional issues, and varying levels of anxiety and sensory issues. Most of my students have dyslexia, learning disabilities, autism, or ADHD.

My students work very hard and require many modifications and accommodations to allow them to be successful at school.

They need extra time, many opportunities for re-teaching and for material to be presented in a variety of ways to allow them to process and retain the information. They have to put in extra effort, but it is amazing to watch them make growth in their learning. My classroom provides an environment that allows all children of all abilities to learn and grow.

My Project

We are working on financial literacy! Each week we are working on adding to our coin collections, changing coins for other coins, and making decisions on how much we should spend, save, and share.

Each student has a personal bank.

Each day they earn coins for good behavior, working hard, and helping others. On Friday, we add up our coins and trade them for other coins and dollars. Then they decide what they are going to spend in our class store, what they want to save for, and how much they should put aside to share.

I purchased the materials needed to get the project started but I need more items to continue the rest of the year. I need a wide range of items that motivates them to save. I also do not have enough coins to give each student the amount of coins they should be earning. (They don’t like my IOU’s). Please help me get the items I need to sustain this amazing project for them!

Ms. Nichols
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Party Gift for Kids Mini Figure 36 Set 1 Inch • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Invisible Ink Pen, Spy Pen Secret Message Writer with uv Light Magic Marker for Drawing Fun Activity Kids Party Favors Ideas Gifts and Stock Stuffer (24pcs) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
AOLIGE Jumbo Slow Rising Squishies Pretend Play Food for Kids Kitchen Toys Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Neliblu Slime - Goodie Bag Stuffers - 12 Pack Galaxy Slime Assorted Silly Putty Unicorn Party Favors - Bulk Party Pack - 1 Dozen Marble Rainbow Non Toxic Slime • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Pop Rocks Candy Ultimate 9 Flavor Assortment - Strawberry, Cherry, Tropical Punch, Watermelon, Blue Raspberry, Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy, Grape, Green Apple 18 Packs Total With Licensed Sticker • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Toyssa 100 PCS Slap Bracelets Party Favors with Colorful Hearts Emoji Animal Print Design Retro Slap Bands for Kids Adults Birthday Classroom Gifts (100PCS) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
POKONBOY Jumbo Squishies Slow Rising Dinosaur Squishy Toys - 4 Pack Dinosaur Toys for Boys Squishies Scented Squishies Pack Dinosaur Party Favors Stress Relief Toys for Boys … • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
HERSHEY'S Chocolate Variety Assortment, REESE'S, KIT KAT, HERSHEY'S, WHOPPERS, 2 Pound Bag • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

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