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Mrs. Preisler from NJ is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Financially Literate Firsties

My students need books about money, saving, spending, wants and needs, both fiction and nonfiction. Students need grade-level appropriate books to read and enjoy to help them develop an understanding of financial literacy.

  • $294 goal

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My Students

Students at our school love to learn, and having fun while learning is a bonus. Elementary school is a time when kids are figuring out who they are, and how to best represent themselves to others.

21st century learning involves students collaborating in ways they never have before.

Students like to move about the classroom flexibly, stand while they work, partner up to solve a problem, or work alone when necessary. Research shows that students can build independence and feelings of self-worth when they are given choices in the classroom.

My Project

The many books requested in this project are about money, saving, spending, wants and needs, will help first grade students learn about and understand money and financial literacy.

Books about saving money, counting money, and spending money wisely will help me teach about these involved topics to young students.

Students as young as five or six can begin to understand about money when they are given the opportunity to read fiction and nonfiction books about the topic.

I want to give my students the opportunity to read and enjoy books about money and to develop an understanding about wants versus needs.

Mrs. Preisler
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Counting Money! • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Piggy Bank Problems • AKJ Education $15.07 1 $15.07
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Picture Book Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Little Critter: Just Saving My Money • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
But I've Used All My Pocket Change • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Saving Money • AKJ Education $9.55 1 $9.55
Curious George Saves His Pennies • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money • AKJ Education $4.49 2 $8.98
Money, Money, Honey Bunny! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Earning Money • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Do I Need It? or Do I Want It? Making Budget Choices • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Where Do We Keep Money? How Banks Work • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Saving and Spending • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
What Is Money? • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Saving My Money • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
Bunny Money • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Can Subtract Bills and Coins • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Coin Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Spending Money • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Brody Borrows Money • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Kyle Keeps Track of Cash • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Counting Money • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Lily Learns about Wants and Needs • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Ella Earns Her Own Money • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Piggy Bank Problems • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Earn Money • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Save Money • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
All About Money • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Curious About Money • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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