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  • $225 goal

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Mrs. Barbera
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Financial Literacy With Smart Shoppers

Help me give my students develop a classroom store where they learn to save and spend wisely.

My Students

My students are living in the heart of Waikiki, the center of tourism in Oahu, Hawaii. As a Title I school, with 65% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, the need for resources is very high due to lack of school funding. My class is made up of 11 English language learners. Most of my students come from Micronesia or the Pacific Islands. This is usually their first experience in a school setting. Their language might be limited but they have a desire to learn. There are two special education students who are a big part of our class Ohana (family). They bring perseverance to our class.

Students have a strong sense of curiosity about the world, yet their curiosity is limited due to limited supplies.

Most of my students come to school with the desire to learn and achieve their goals. They want to explore the world around them and learn about culture and diversity. Hawaii is a melting pot of culture and traditions. From the moment they come to class, they are excited to learn.

My Project

This project allows my students to learn to save and spend wisely. This project gives my students the opportunity to save play money to buy rewards in class. Students will use play money to learn the value of real money. I plan to open a class store where it is student-run and gives them an opportunity to learn how to count money and learn to save. The more they save, the bigger the reward.

It is important to teach students how to save now to better their financial future.

We don't give students a chance to really learn how to use money. Allowing them to run the classroom store gives them an opportunity to be a shop owner. Being the shopper allows students to learn how to be the consumer. It's all about checks and balances.

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Akro-Mils 10144 D 20-Inch by 16-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Black • Amazon Business $29.89 1 $29.89
Huji Stacking Buildable 8 Colors Crayons Set, Connect Stack and Build Crayons Sideways and Up, Favorite Toys Kids Party Favors Safe Non-Toxic, Easy to Hold (Building-Blocks, 24) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Invisible Ink Pen, Spy Pen Secret Message Writer with uv Light Magic Marker for Drawing Fun Activity Kids Party Favors Ideas Gifts and Stock Stuffer (24pcs) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
POKONBOY 60 Pack Animal Pencil Erasers Bulk for Kids, Puzzle Erasers Mini Novelty Erasers Prizes for Kids Classroom Party Favors Games Prizes Carnivals Gift Christmas • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Mikulala Birthday Party Favors for Kids Prizes 25 Pack Flashing LED Light Up Rings Toys Bulk Boys Girls Gift Blinky Glow in The Dark Party Supplies 5 Color 10 Shape Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Totem World 24 Colorful Stackable Crayons Party Favors For Kids - 20 Colors Each - Novelty Rainbow Crayons • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
35 Pieces Flexible Soft Pencil Magic Bend Pencils for Kids Children School Fun Equipment • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Adorox 72 Pieces Vinyl Glitter Sticky Hands Party Favor Birthday Gifts Toys Goodies (1 1/4" Long ) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kids Stickers 1200+, 40 Different Sheets, 3D Puffy Stickers for Kids, Bulk Stickers for Girl Boy Birthday Gift, Scrapbooking, Teachers, Toddlers, Including Animals, Stars, Fishes, Hearts and More • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
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This project will reach 26 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Charles Schwab Foundation and one other donor.

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