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

Financial Literacy Through Class Store

Help me give my students money and money manipulatives to become financially literate and fill our store with more items!

  • $300 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an eager, active group of school loving children. They come to school to hang out with their friends and fill their minds with knowledge. They come from low-income families and majority of them qualify for free lunch. My students feed of the energy of each other and rely on each other to build their confidence.

Being in a special education program they know the importance of empathy and teamwork.

They always root each other on and support each other.

My Project

I currently have a token economy in my classroom. The students can earn tickets for a job well done, helping friends, being punctual and initiating work independently. They love this and the system has been working for years. They learn how to count their tickets one by one, by twos and in groups of tens. This year I want to bring two goals together; behavior and money.

I could use actual money to help them identify dollars and coin denominations, as well as get excited to earn and count the money!!

Lots of my students have no idea of a penny is or how to count change or dollars. But bringing money into my classwork will help to reinforce the lessons on money that we are doing. They get excited to pick from the treasure chest and store, so this will keep them excited to count their money. We also need more items for our treasure chest and store so that we don't run out! These small items give the students lots of motivation to work hard, be a team play and be leaders!

Ms. Espinoza
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP709 - Jumbo Double-Sided Magnetic Money • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DD320X - Counting Money Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
BD530 - Power Pen!® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98
Toys 72 Packs Slap Bracelets Party Favors Pack(24 Designs)with Colorful Hearts, Animal, Emoji,,Print Design Retro Slap Bands for Birthday Parties,Kids Prizes ,Stocking Stuffers,Pinata Fillers , Valent • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
SyPen Invisible Disappearing Ink Pen Marker Secret spy Message Writer with uv Light Fun Activity for Kids Party Favors Ideas Gifts and Stock Stuffers, (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Satkago Mochi Squishys Toys, 20 Pcs Mini Mochi Squishies Toys Party Favors Panda Squishys Kawaii Squishys Cat Stress Reliever Toys • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
BD524 - Money Power Pen!® Quiz Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Huji Stacking Buildable 8 Colors Crayons Set Lego Style Crayons, Connect Stack and Build Crayons Sideways and Up, Favorite Toys Kids Party Favors Safe Non-Toxic, Easy to Hold (Building-Blocks, 12) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kangaroo's Flashing LED Light Up Toys, Bumpy Rings, 18-Pack • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Blue Panda Pack of 250 Play Coin Set - Includes Half-Dollar, Quarter, Dime, Nickel, Penny Fake Plastic Coins - Pretend Money - Great Teaching Tool, Prop, Kids Toy, 0.98 inches in Diameter • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Winkeyes 140pcs Prop Money Movie Play Money Game Realistic Paper Money Full Print 2 Sided for Kids School Students • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Toy Cars for Toddlers Boys Kids - Pull Back Truck and Car Party Favors for Kids, Construction Birthday Party Supplies, Mini Toy Cars for Toddlers Boys Girls ( 12 Pcs ) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Play-Doh Party Bag Dough (15 Count) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
BIC Xtra-Sparkle Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89

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