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Mrs. Jaggars from Abilene TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Wanted: Cashing In On A Classroom Economy

My students need a cash register, play money, and items to buy to create our classroom economy.

  • $582 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2014.

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My Students

Did you ever play "school" or "store" as a kid? These students have never really had that opportunity and I would like to "cash in" on that excitement!

My students are excited third graders that don't have a lot of opportunities outside of school.

Our campus has the highest rate of poverty in the city. These are children who struggle with counting money and understanding the need to save money. They don't have much experience with real money and I want them to be have some exposure to responsible spending.

My Project

I am requesting a real cash register, play money and coins, and items for the students to purchase with their earned money. My students will earn money through jobs in our classroom. Then, they will be able to go to the "store" of items to purchase. Most items will be priced quite high so that I can teach them the value of saving up for something that they really want. I am hoping to teach students to count money, make change, saving and budgeting money.

It is important for students to learn how to count money and how to make change.

It is also imperative that we teach them how to earn it, pay bills, save up and not be frivolous with money.

Mrs. Jaggars
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharp XEA107 Entry Level Cash Register with LED Display • Amazon $79.99 1 $79.99
Gonge Catch and Balance Band Set • Amazon $57.49 1 $57.49
Light up yo-yo - Pack of 24 • Amazon $35.02 1 $35.02
LEGO Bricks & More Builders of Tomorrow Set 6177 • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99
FOAM FOOTBALL KEYCHAIN (3 DOZEN) - BULK • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99
Jointed Jump Ropes (1 Dozen) - Bulk • Amazon $25.99 1 $25.99
VINYL STARS & STRIPES FOOTBALLS (1 DOZEN) - BULK • Amazon $19.99 1 $19.99
Activity Pad Assortment (144 pc) • Amazon $17.00 1 $17.00
Plush Neon Bean Bag Monkeys (1 dz) [Toy] • Amazon $14.83 1 $14.83
Plush Realistic Horses (1 dozen) - Bulk • Amazon $12.45 1 $12.45
50 Assorted Plastic Stamps • Amazon $10.96 1 $10.96
Flipping Wind-Up Lady Bugs (1 dozen) - Bulk [Toy] • Amazon $10.31 1 $10.31
Crayon Banks (1 Dozen) - Bulk • Amazon $10.24 1 $10.24
2.5-inch Smart Phone Eraser (Bulk Pack of 36 Erasers) • Amazon $9.66 1 $9.66
Vinyl Mini Dinosaurs (72 count) • Amazon $9.44 1 $9.44
School Smart Bulk Play Money - Dollar Coins - Pack of 50 • Amazon $9.14 1 $9.14
AEROBIE SKYLIGHTER DISC (Colors May Vary) • Amazon $8.98 1 $8.98
1440 pcs Paper Play Money • Amazon $8.61 1 $8.61
Girls Elastic Rainbow Peace Bracelets Girls Party Favors: Set of 12 • Amazon $6.81 1 $6.81
School Smart Playground Ball - 8 1/2 inch - Red • Amazon $6.65 1 $6.65
Flashing Led Bumpy Ring (Pack of 12) • Amazon $6.04 1 $6.04
Marabou Pens (1dz) • Amazon $6.00 1 $6.00
12 Pull Back Racer Cars • Amazon $5.91 1 $5.91

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