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Mrs. Windholz from Wichita KS is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Literacy!

Help me give my students financial literacy through chores such as vacuuming and pencil sharping as well as fun games that I will make with the paper cutter and laminating sheets.

  • $590 goal

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My Students

My students are active, vivacious, energetic 2nd-grade learners. They come into my classroom with unique characteristics, skills, and life experiences. They all have a common goal: to be successful in life.

They have big dreams, and I feel that with the appropriate tools, I can help facilitate those dreams.

This is our theme this year: "Stand Up, Stand Out! Hero In Training!" This theme is displayed throughout our school and embedded in all subjects. We believe that literacy is at the heart of all learning. We are a diverse classroom with one-fourth of my 2nd graders qualifying for special education.

My Project

As parents, we all expect our children to do chores and many earn an allowance to do so. I have been doing this same thing in my classroom to teach financial literacy. I would like to add more chores to my list. That is why I am requesting a vacuum cleaner and pencil sharpeners. As you may be aware, pencil sharpeners wear out quickly with student use but by having them to the work it is teaching that hard work pays off. After their weekly chore the are able to come to my store and either spend it, save it for something larger or donate the money to a good cause that I switch over to real money. One of the items that can be purchased is extra time playing with my stem bins and that is why I’m requesting the blocks. I will also further my teaching of financial literacy with games I make with the lamination film and paper cutter. The Expo markers and erasers will be used during whole group instruction.

Mrs. Windholz
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BISSELL Cleanview Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, 2486, Orange • Amazon Business $91.70 1 $91.70
LL548 - Translucent Imagination Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 200-Pack, 8.9 x 11.4 inches, Letter Size Sheets, Clear, 3-Mil (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $27.98 2 $55.96
FS491 - Human X-Rays - Set of 18 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 1 $31.99
Swingline Paper Trimmer, Guillotine Paper Cutter, 15 inches Cut Length, 10 Sheet Capacity, ClassicCut Lite (9315) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Strictly Briks 672 Piece Classic Bricks Building Brick Set | 100% Compatible with All Major Brick Brands | Premium Tight Fit Building Bricks in Clear Colors | 9 Different Shapes and Sizes • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Expo 80001 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Markers, Black, 12 Units per Box, Pack of 4 Boxes, 48 Markers Total • Amazon Business $29.65 1 $29.65
Bostitch QuietSharp 6 Heavy Duty Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, 6-Holes, Blue (EPS10HC) • Amazon Business $29.54 1 $29.54
Colored Pencil Electric Sharpener, Colored Pencil Sharpener for Large Pencils(7-11mm),Heavy Duty Commerical Pencil Sharpener Plug in, Super Sharp, Auto Stop, for School/Home/Office (with Adapter) • Amazon Business $27.29 1 $27.29
Favourde 48 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Chalkboard Cleansers for Classroom, Home and Office (Blue, 1.97 x 1.97 Inch) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Roylco Crystal Color Stacking Blocks, Set of 50 • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34

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