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Mrs. Sequeira from Las Vegas NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financially Smart in Second Grade!

My students need financial literacy, manipulatives, and games to better understand how to add money, make change, and connect money to the real world.

  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are beyond amazing! We are at a Title I school in Las Vegas, where many students believe New York or Paris is just a few miles away on the strip. This has to change!

I have adjusted the way I teach from a text, or a set curriculum, to teaching to experiences; my students have never soaked up so much information in all my twelve years of teaching.

We use challenging vocabulary words each week and thrive to find multiple ways to use them, whether it be watching a live feed of a lady "coax" an abandoned puppy from under a house (this went viral), or having a Glow Party to learn about odd and even numbers. Our favorite was "traveling" to Italy for lunch and having to fix the menu that had no punctuation! I have never been so excited to go to work each day and my students that have attendance problems in the past are actually coming to school!

Please help us out..these kids are "going places!"

My Project

Our classroom needs to become a "real live" bank for a day so my students can understand what money is and how is works. Not only will they have a variety of books to read, but then will have the chance to interact with money as we make things in our classroom cost money for the day. They will get a paycheck for coming to school (their job), but then as they need things, it will all come at a price. They may apply for classroom jobs, pay rent (for desks), as well as receive fines.

The items I am requesting are realistic coins and bills, The Allowance Game, and making change cards that will improve the understanding of money in the REAL WORLD(no, money does not grow on trees) and improve their addition and subtraction skills.

What happens when they run out of money? Do they get a second job, take out a loan, borrow from a friend? Are the things they HAVE to have needs or just want? The possibilities are endless and I can only imagine the discourse at the end each day!

Mrs. Sequeira
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF802 - Money Activity Station - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PP723 - Real-Working Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
DD320X - Counting Money Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
PP943 - Money Folder Game Library - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
EE407 - Saving & Spending Hands-On Activities • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT404 - Making Cents Money Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD739 - Self-Inking Coin Stamps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP842 - Math Skills Plinko Game - Gr. 3-4 - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Play Money Coin set of 30 pennies, 20 each of nickles, dimes, and quarters, 4 half-dollars, and 2 Sacagawea • Amazon Business $5.39 3 $16.17
FF897 - Money Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
1038 Pieces U.S. Coin & Currency Stickers | For Classroom & Home Use | Extra Strong Adhesive | Realistic Size | 14 Total Sheets | By PureBloom Products • Amazon Business $12.38 1 $12.38
JJ396 - Money Bingo • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Pretend Dollar Bills Realistic Double Sided Money Stack That Looks Real Small Bills (5 X 2.5 Inches) 50 of each Amount $9300 in Play Money 300 Bills Total • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
Play Check Set - Educational Toy for Kids - Promotes Financial Literacy - Includes Checkbook, Deposit Slip, Check Register, 150 Sheets Total, Underwater Theme • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Berenstain Bears Think of Those in Need (First Time Books(R)) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$430.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.33

Total project goal

$588.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$588.84

4 Donors

-$117.76

Donations toward project cost

-$100.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.66

match offer

-$471.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$400.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.66

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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