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Mrs. Aronowitz from Murrieta CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Our Financial Literacy

My students need play money, growth mindset quotes, and books about never giving up to help them increase their financial literacy.

  • $243 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a homeschool, hybrid charter school. They meet with me twice a week and then take what they have learned in the classroom and expand on it at home with their family. My students are passionate about science, history, art, math, reading, and writing. They love expressing themselves in many different ways. My students are very active, creative, and resourceful second and third graders.

They love to learn and grow in our classroom.

My students are very inspiring young people that love to learn more about themselves and how they can keep improving themselves and the world!

My students love to learn about the world around them and how to apply what they have learned in the classroom. Our classroom is made up of a community of learners who love to learn about history and art and explore new ideas. My students foster my own love of learning and always bring new ideas and projects into the classroom for us to study with each other.

My Project

My students have a thirst for knowledge and an excitement for taking on new challenges. My students are seven, eight, and nine years old which is the perfect age range for teaching children about money. Sometimes some of my students come to my class believing they aren't "smart" or aren't a "math person." This makes me feel so say for them because I believe that each of them is SMART and that they are all MATH PEOPLE.

It is so important for students to feel comfortable celebrating their mistakes in school and to continue learning in a safe and positive environment.

For this project, my students will begin by listening to the poem "Smart" by Shel Silverstein. This poem describes a young child's experience with money. As we read through the poem together, my students will use the play money to follow the child's thought process:

"My dad gave me one dollar bill

'Cause I'm his smartest son,

And I swapped it for two shiny quarters

'Cause two is more than one!"

We will then talk about whether or not the child in the poem is smart, discuss what it means to be "smart," and what it means to have a growth mindset.

The students will then read the different stories about characters developing a growth mindset. We will then finish with the students using the play money again to change the child's story from the poem so that he ends up with more money in the end instead of less.

Finally, I will take pictures of the students holding up growth mindset quotes to post in our classroom. The goal of this project is to teach my students that it is ok to make mistakes while learning about money and developing their financial literacy.

Mrs. Aronowitz
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teacher Created Resources What is Your Mindset? Bulletin Board (TCR8882) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Not Yet • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
The Dot • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Play Money: Assorted Coins • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58

Materials cost

$159.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$206.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.36

Total project goal

$242.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$242.39

1 Donor

-$109.77

Donations toward project cost

-$109.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$113.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$19.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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