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Ms. Onorati from Des Moines WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Games = Financial Literacy

My students need strategy games such as Stock Market, Ticket to Ride, and Puerto Rico to learn about everyday finance.

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My Students

We have adopted school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS). PBIS emphasizes the establishment of organizational supports and systems that give our personnel the capacity to use effective interventions accurately and successfully.

Our students are a wonderful group of seventh and eighth graders from diverse backgrounds, with over 60% receiving services for free and reduced-price lunches.

Our students are bright, funny, clever, curious, and show a world of potential, but need your support to be able to reach their full potential.

My Project

Many of my middle school students struggle with the concept of economics and financial literacy. Lectures and worksheets about economics are boring. In an effort to make financial literacy more exciting, I began researching board games that teach financial literacy skills. These games are also quality strategy board games.

Our game club loves to play board games and games such as 7 wonders and Puerto Rico will be perfect to teach financial literacy in a fun and exciting way.

Strategic board games promote learning, unlock thinking skills, and stimulate brain development in children. With the Board Game Club, I've seen a big improvement in student social interaction and critical thinking. These board games teach economics and financial literacy. I have picked the board games Pursuit of Happiness, Happy Pigs, Ticket to Ride, and Stock Exchange just to mention a few. Each of these games have a strong economic theme where players are learning economic principles such as buying low and selling high, making efficient use of resources to earn money, and balancing their budgets.

Playing board games allows for students to spend more time interacting and less time in front of electronics.

Ms. Onorati
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rio Grande Games Dominion • Amazon Business $48.16 1 $48.16
The Pursuit Of Happiness Board Game • Amazon Business $45.18 1 $45.18
Puerto Rico - 2-5 Player Editon • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Stock Exchange Game • Amazon Business $40.00 1 $40.00
Ticket To Ride - Europe • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
7 Wonders • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Ticket To Ride • Amazon Business $39.71 1 $39.71
7 Wonders: Cities Expansion • Amazon Business $37.60 1 $37.60
Catan • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Happy Pigs • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Catan: 5-6 Player Extension • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88
Ticket To Ride: 1910 Expansion • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48

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