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Mrs. Houston from Sarahsville OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun With Finances

My students need books and games about money to have a better sense of financial literacy.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My amazing students live in a rural area, and more than half survive below the poverty line. My classroom is an inclusion class. This means that I teach students with disabilities along with their typically developing peers.

I learn as much from my students as they learn from me.

Despite the challenges my students face from learning difficulties, poverty, and living in the heart of the opioid crisis, they continue to have good attitudes. They are eager to learn. I want to fill their space with the tools that help them to have the same opportunities as children in more prominent areas. My students deserve every advantage.

My Project

My students struggle in the area of economics. It is a very difficult concept to teach eight and nine year olds. Using read aloud books and playing board games around money is a research based strategy that works!

Hands on activities and read aloud books with exciting characters make the world of finance come alive.

Students aren't interesting in just learning about trade, barter, and money in a text book. We will still use the text book; however, afterwards we will reinforce the concepts with fun and exciting games. The children will collaborate together in small groups to play the board games. They will actually use money when playing games like monopoly junior. During this game they will actually have to budget and make smart purchases. This project also includes a plethora of books about money and economics. Some of the books are intended to be read to the student. Others will be read by the students. Please help us have fun with finances.

Mrs. Houston
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Game • Amazon Business $22.79 1 $22.79
Penny: The Forgotten Coin • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Monopoly Junior Board Game • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.60 2 $13.20
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
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Money Madness • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Tightwad Tod: Math Matters • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Monopoly Deal Card Game • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$104.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.00

Total project goal

$160.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.01

6 Donors

-$31.65

Donations toward project cost

-$28.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.25

match offer

-$126.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$107.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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