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Ms. J. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Management Starts Young

My students need books, money puzzles, a coin value game, play food, a cash register, and storage racks to learn about financial management.

  • $325 goal

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My Students

Do you remember learning how to count your very own money? Wasn't it exciting to make your very own purchases for the first time? This project will help young students learn to make wise decisions when dealing with money and finances.

My second grade students reside in an inner-city area where basic resources are often limited.

All of the students qualify for free meals and/or other assistance. Although my group of students are bright-eyed and eager to learn, the realities of their circumstances are often reflected in the classroom. When basic needs cannot be met from home, we strive to provide all school supplies, daily snacks, and even emotional support. Even though my young students have their share of hardship right now, one thing is for certain: Each of them will have some kind of financial responsibility in the future. I would like to give them the tools to handle this great responsibility in a smart way. Perhaps one day, the hardships they face, won't be financial in nature. This project can provide the introduction to financial literacy that my students need.

My Project

I am requesting a classroom cash register, books about money, puzzles, a money board game, play food to create a pretend store, and storage racks. Students will be able to take the concepts of money and financial management and address them from several angles. The books, puzzles, and the board games will give them a fun way to increase their exposure to counting and calculating skills. Using the cash register and the play food items as part of a pretend store will give students a genuine experience where they can really learn to assess wants versus needs. They'll be making real choices about money. With these resources, students can begin having in-depth discussions about the importance of spending, saving, and eventually investing. Lessons in finance are essential for today's youth. Let's get them equipped to have positive financial experiences in the future!

Hands-on learning is an ideal way to inspire children to embrace financial management.

Our class is ready to move beyond worksheets and imaginary scenarios about money. Let's make this as real as can be! You can help my class reach our goal to become excellent money managers. It truly is a skill that will be useful for the rest of their lives. Thank you for considering a donation to our class.

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Ms. J.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LM366 - Best-Buy Multicultural Play Food Assortment • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
Money, Money, Honey Bunny • AKJ Books $6.65 1 $6.65
Arthur''s Funny Money • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Counting Money Learning Puzzles • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Benny''s Pennies • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Pigs Go To Market • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Big Buck Adventure, The • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Coin Counting Book, The • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Store More Rack • Nasco $31.95 2 $63.90
Pretend & Play® Teaching Cash Register • Nasco $42.95 1 $42.95
Money Bags™: A Coin Value Game • Nasco $17.50 1 $17.50

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