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Ms. Fahnholz from Keansburg NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Starts in Pre-K: Help Us Earn It

My students need cash registers, play money, and prizes to learn about financial literacy.

  • $734 goal

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My Students

My students need the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. My students live in a small bayside community that was severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy several years ago. Some houses in our community are just being fixed now and others are still waiting. I teach in a low-income school district which means many of my families work very hard to provide for their families with many of them working more than one job.

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity The creative mind plays with the objects it loves" - Carl Jung.

My students are the best thing about my job. They are creative, lively and eager to explore our world. I look forward to seeing each of their bright, sunny faces every day.

My Project

People say money is the root of all evil. For my students, it helps them learn about saving, buying and commerce. I am asking for registers and play money for our class store in our house dramatic play area so that my students can role play for something they see grown ups do every day. These materials will replace our broken one and give them a way to hands-on think about the cost of everyday items. I am requesting food for the children to pretend to purchase as well as dice to create a game using the pretend money. In addition, I am asking for a money game to help introduce my older students to kindergarten concepts.

“We believe, that is, you and I, that education is not an expense We believe it is an investment" - Lyndon B Johnson.

I am also requesting materials to teach my students the concept of earning something. With rewards, my students can earn money to pick a prize or even play for a prize in the the toy crane. These materials will help my students learn about money in the most appropriate way for preschoolers -.through their play.

Ms. Fahnholz
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 15 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP111 - Real-Size Classroom Food Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
PP723 - Real-Working Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 3 $74.97
RA521 - Paper Money • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
AA880 - Are You Ready for Kindergarten? Game Show® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
RA587 - Foam Number Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
RA807 - Plastic Coins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
EE678 - Reward Treasure Chest • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
The Electronic Claw Game • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
Crane/Claw Game and Piñata Party Refill Bundle (101 pieces) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Jalousie 30 Pieces Stress Ball and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment-Stress Relax Toys (30 Pcs Pack). • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Euddy 128Pc Carnival Prizes Toy Assortment for Kids Party Favor, Birthday Party, School Classroom Rewards, Pinata, Christmas, Festival and holiday Gifts • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
BDC Super Cool Toy Assortment (100 Pieces) • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Big Foam Playing Dice (4-Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75

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