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Ms. Allara from Charleston WV is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Rewards

Help me give my students rewards for their good behavior through our financial literacy program.

  • $574 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students are from a very rural area in Sissonville, West Virginia. They are a part of a truly connected community, with a small town feel. Many students in our school are free or reduced lunch and are from low income homes. They do not have much to go home to, however, they are positive and happy kids. It's a pleasure to teach these wonderful students.

Our students don't have much and deserve to be rewarded for positive behavior.

The items that they will be rewarded are items that their families would never have the money to purchase. The students who receive these items, are those who exhibit excellent behavior and grades no matter their economic background.

My Project

Our students are part of a Real Life Behavior program. At the beginning of the school year, students are given checking accounts. Each month they are given a paycheck and must write the bank a check for "Rent and Utilities". Throughout the nine weeks, students will write checks for missing assignments, poor behavior and missing materials. As a reward, teachers give bonus checks for students who show responsible behavior, good grades, and kindness. At the end of each nine weeks, we have an auction where students can use their pretend money to buy real items. This is where we need help.

Financial Literacy and real world applications are what make this program work.

We have been running this successful program for almost ten years. In the past, we have been able to receive financial literacy grants, but here recently, they have been more difficult to find. Being able to connect real world situations to our 7th grade students is an eye opening experience for them, and truly is a positive program.

Ms. Allara
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band - Space Gray Aluminum • Best Buy Education $201.08 1 $201.08
Apple - AirPods with Charging Case (Latest Model) - White • Best Buy Education $159.99 1 $159.99
Insignia? - 32'Class - LED - 720p - HDTV • Best Buy Education $89.93 1 $89.93

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