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Mrs. Gonzalez from Xenia OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Food Cart Lessons: Learning the Value of Money in Kindergarten

My students need a pretend food cart, pretend snacks and frozen treats, and a pretend wallet, so they can learn important lessons about money and finances.

  • $258 goal

This project expired on September 26, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my kindergarten classroom come to school excited about learning. Most of my students come from low-income families, and all the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch. This background can mean that students’ families cannot afford to purchase needed school supplies.

My students deserve to receive the best education possible so that they are able to succeed in school and in life.

These boys and girls have such awesome attitudes, and they try their best every day!

My Project

My kindergarten students learn so much through pretend play. They are able to investigate a concept by role playing real life events. My kindergarten students also need to learn important financial literacy related lessons. Even though they are young, they need to begin their paths toward becoming financially literate adults.

I am requesting a pretend snacks and sweets food cart, extra pretend snacks and frozen treats, and a play cash wallet, so my students can practice earning, handling and spending money wisely.

My students will be able to role play various roles including food cart owners, food cart workers and patrons. They will begin to understand that they can earn their own money, through hard work. They will also learn about making wise decisions when they are choosing how to spend their money, using the pretend wallet.

By helping purchase this pretend play food cart, donors will be investing in my students' financial literacy education and helping them learn financial lessons which are extremely important to their futures.

Thank you for reading my project idea!

Mrs. Gonzalez
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Wooden Snacks and Sweets Food Cart - 40+ Play Food pcs, Reversible Awning • Amazon Business $143.14 1 $143.14
Melissa & Doug Frozen Treats Playset • Amazon Business $18.69 1 $18.69
Melissa & Doug Store & Serve Snack Food Set Play • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Melissa & Doug Pretend-to-Spend Play Wallet • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$185.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.57

Total project goal

$257.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.14

2 Donors

-$109.66

Donations toward project cost

-$109.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$128.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$108.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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