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Ms. Ruiz from Gwinn MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy: The Glass Castle Book Club

Help me give my students financial literacy books, a film, and book club beverages.

  • $494 goal

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My Students

My Honors English students are thoughtful, inquisitive, and compassionate individuals. They are a small group of students who are working hard this year to better themselves and improve their writing and reading skills before college, and they will even earn college credit this year through a local university. We love our small class because it means that we can adapt to their interests more easily.

Next year, my students will be heading to college and beginning their lives as independent adults, so now is the time to help them understand the impacts of their financial decisions.

My Project

My students and I will be reading the book The Glass Castle which is a memoir involving extreme poverty. To expand off of this idea we will pair our reading with readings from Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live and Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps. We will have our discussions over coffee, tea, and cocoa to build on the feeling of a book club discussion. Lastly, we will use the video player and film to round out our unit.

Through the reading of nonfiction and narrative, this project will give my students insight into the challenges of extreme poverty and unemployment, while helping them plan for their own futures.

Ms. Ruiz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LG Region Free Blu Ray Player - Modified Full Multi Zone A B C Playback - WiFi Compatible, 110-240 Volts Free 6FT HDMI Cable - Free OREI Adapter • Amazon Business $139.00 1 $139.00
Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live • Amazon Business $14.24 7 $99.68
The Glass Castle: A Memoir • Amazon Business $9.79 7 $68.53
San Francisco Bay OneCup Colombian Supremo (36 Count) Single Serve Coffee Compatible with Keurig K-cup Brewers Single Serve Coffee Pods, Compatible with Cuisinart, Bunn, iCoffee single serve brewers • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Glass Castle [Blu-ray + DVD] • Amazon Business $17.85 1 $17.85
Twinings Tea Bags Sampler Assortment Variety Pack - 40 ct with By The Cup Honey Stix • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Land O Lakes Mini Moos Creamer Half and Half Cups 192 Count 54 fl oz (Pack May Vary), Individual Shelf-Stable Half and Half Pods for Coffee Tea Hot Chocolate, Made with Real Cream • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65

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