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Mrs. Salcedo from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Learn About Financial Literacy!

My students need books and games to learn about financial literacy!

  • $801 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a disadvantaged area of our city, where 97% of my students get free or reduced-price lunch. Several of my students live in a homeless shelter. Many come from migrant families where they wake up before dawn to get ready for school because their families work in the fields. Many students rely on the breakfast, lunch, and weekly snacks provided by the school as their main source of solid nutrition. Even with all of their struggles, they are in very high spirits. They give you everything they have and don't ask for much, only love and attention. Their smiles every morning light up my heart and the hearts of those around them. The energy they express and their enthusiasm for learning are amazing. I could not have asked for a better group of students. They are the absolute best kids around. It is my mission to be their greatest supporter.

My Project

The books I am asking for all teach about financial literacy. Students will gain information about the value of money and deciding between a "want" and a "need."Students will learn about financial literacy through games such as Kid's Monopoly.

My students need to first learn about money; the values, the size, the feel, and then through the use of these different real life games, I hope to start a strong foundation of financial literacy!

Many of my students grow up in a community where true financial literacy is not encouraged. I want my students to know and understand the value of a dollar, as well as understand all of the amazing things that they can do with those dollars. Whether it is college tuition, down payment on a house, or a loan for a start-up!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
APUPPY Cartoon Password Piggy Bank Cash Coin Can,Electronic Money Bank,Birthday Gifts Toy Gifts for Kids (White) • Amazon Business $20.85 4 $83.40
Painless Learning Educational Placemats For Kids Time And Money Set Of 2 Non Slip Washable • Amazon Business $11.99 6 $71.94
Learning Resources Money Activity Set, 102 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.68 4 $58.72
Financial Peace Junior Kit: Teaching Kids How to Win With Money • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Monopoly Junior Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
It's Not Fair!: A Book About Having Enough (Generous Kids) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Let's Chat About Economics!: basic principles through everyday scenarios • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
What All Kids (and adults too) Should Know About . . . Savings and Investing: Covering saving, budgeting and investing, a must-read for all young ... with fun facts and interesting takeaways. • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The Money Savvy Student • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Money for Kids: Money system for kids (Real Education for kids) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Finance 101 for Kids: Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford to Miss • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
National Geographic Kids Everything Money: A wealth of facts, photos, and fun! • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Kids Book of Money: Counting Coins Edition Workbook | Children's Counting Books • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Kids Book of Money: Dollars and Cents Edition Workbook | Children's Counting Books • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
2nd Grade Math Workbook: Counting Money | Math Worksheets Edition • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Telling Time & Counting Money | 2nd Grade Math Workbook Series Vol 5 • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Teach Kids To Count Money! - Counting Money Learning : Children's Money & Saving Reference • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
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
What Do We Buy?: A Look at Goods and Services (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Do I Need It? or Do I Want It?: Making Budget Choices (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Buy It! History of Money (TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Who's Buying? Who's Selling?: Understanding Consumers and Producers (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
What Does Money Look Like In Different Parts of the World? - Money Learning for Kids | Children's Growing Up & Facts of Life Books • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest! • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Growing Money: A Complete Investing Guide for Kids • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
The History of Money: From Bartering to Banking • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Not Your Parents' Money Book: Making, Saving, and Spending Your Own Money • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
The Kids' Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Everything Kids' Money Book: Earn it, save it, and watch it grow! • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Goods or Services? (Little World Social Studies) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Johnny's Decisions: Economics for Kids - Tradeoffs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Money Madness • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Tightwad Tod: Math Matters • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Story of Money • Amazon Business $5.11 1 $5.11

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