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Ms. Mooney from Galt CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Starts in Kindergarten

My students need Lakeshore number sense games, magnetic coins, and tabletop magnetic centers to build financial literacy in kindergarten.

  • $716 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 48 amazing, eager, and caring students in the kindergarten classroom with my teaching partner. They come to school every day with an excitement for learning!

I teach at a Title I school which means that a majority of my students are considered high poverty and many are second language learners.

My school embraces innovative ways to personalize learning for all of our students. Our administrator supports anything that benefits our students and their ability to make growth both academically and socially.

My Project

Financial literacy is an important life skill that begins in kindergarten! My students are learning foundational skills such as counting by ones, fives, and tens, beginning addition and subtraction, comparing numbers, the value of coins, understanding greater/less than, and how to count money.

Kindergartners learn best through play and by using engaging, hands-on materials.

The magnetic numbers, count and link cards, number tracing cards, and magnetic ten frame boards will be used to work on number sense, which lays the foundation for financial literacy. I will use the magnetic coins to begin teaching coin values and have students practice counting out the coins. They will be able to use the magnetic tabletop boards to manipulate the magnetic pieces. The magnetic 3-D builders will be used for number sense as well. Students will create a structure from shapes and count and write the number of shapes used for each picture.

Using these hands-on centers and manipulatives will make learning math and financial literacy skills fun and exciting for my students.

Financial literacy is an important skill to introduce to young students. Practicing number sense in a fun and hands-on way will build a solid foundation for these students.

Ms. Mooney
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA469 - 3-D Magnetic Builders - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.99 2 $239.98
FF517 - Tabletop Magnetic Write & Wipe Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
LC114 - Ten-Frames Magnetic Answer Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LC928 - Classroom Magnetic Numbers & Operations Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
FF608 - Giant Tracing Numbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD764 - Count and Link • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD908 - Pattern Blocks Activity Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DD136 - Magnetic Coins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$522.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$47.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$608.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.39

Total project goal

$715.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$715.96

1 Donor

-$121.71

Donations toward project cost

-$121.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$572.78

Match offer toward project cost

-$486.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.48

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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