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Mrs. Lohman from Lawton OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy Through Grocery Store Play!

Help me give my students a grocery store center to help improve their financial literacy!

  • $408 goal

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My Students

Our Pre-K class in Lawton, Oklahoma is full of students from many different backgrounds. The children have this diversity because our town in connected with an army base. We have a significant amount of low-income students, and there are many families that speak different languages. This cultural and income diversity helps us become more connected with the community.

These Pre-k students are hands-on, energetic learners!

They are radiant with joy when they can independently build, imagine, and create in our hands-on learning centers!

My Project

Financial literacy is an important topic in school that should be learned and taught at an early age. I plan on making this subject fun and hands-on by creating a grocery store in my dramatic play center using the freestanding Melissa and Doug Grocery Store. In this play center, the children will develop an awareness that money is needed when purchasing the canned goods, boxed cereals, and other market veggies and fruits. They will also practice coin recognition and value identification when handling the money in their wallets and purses.

If this project is funded, the freestanding grocery store will bring a realistic approach to learning financial literacy.

The children will enjoy interacting, shopping, and paying for their food. They will also be practicing communication skills, life skills, classification, and developing their vocabulary all while playing in our very own grocery store.

Mrs. Lohman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Freestanding Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store • Amazon Business $157.23 1 $157.23
My First Purse for Girls or Boys :: Includes Play Phone and Keys With Sound Effects Plus Mirror, Hairbrush, Wallet, Credit Card, & Pretend Lipstick in Zippered Tote :: Makes a Great Kid's Gift • Amazon Business $14.88 2 $29.76
Melissa & Doug 5183 Fresh Mart Grocery Store Play Food & Role Play Companion Set (84 Piece) Role Play Toy • Amazon Business $26.64 1 $26.64
Melissa & Doug Grocery Basket - Pretend Play Toy With Heavy Gauge Steel Construction • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Cash 'N' Carry Wallet • Amazon Business $9.17 2 $18.34
JennyGems Wooden Open and Closed Two Sided Sign with Rope for Hanging - Wooden Business Sign - Open Close • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Melissa & Doug Fridge Groceries Play Food Cartons (8 pcs) - Toy Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Cans Play Food Kitchen Accessory - 10 Stackable Cans With Removable Lids • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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