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

Financial Literacy Starts With Foundational Skills!

My students need Lakeshore magnetic coins, numbers, pattern blocks, number and operation kits, magnetic write and wipe boards, and number sense learning games to reinforce financial literacy skills.

  • $724 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach transitional kindergarten and kindergarten at a high poverty Title I School. My classroom makeup consists of English Language Learners, students with both academic and physical special needs, and several students that do not have many opportunities.

I love being able to create a caring and respectful classroom community for my students and offering opportunities that show them all of their possibilities!

My favorite part of teaching is building a community in my classroom and creating learning adventures that get my students excited about learning, so that they cannot wait to come to school.

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 and number sense kit 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 lap boards to manipulate the magnetic pieces. The magnetic pattern blocks will be used for number sense as well. Students will create a picture 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. Ekstrom
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE329 - Magnetic Pattern Block Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 4 $199.96
LL628X - Double-Sided Magnetic Write & Wipe Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $87.99 2 $175.98
LC928 - Classroom Magnetic Numbers & Operations Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 2 $69.98
EE475X - Flip & Solve Math Boards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
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

$528.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$48.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$615.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.57

Total project goal

$723.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$723.78

2 Donors

-$138.04

Donations toward project cost

-$138.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$561.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$477.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.36

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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