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Ms. Villarreal from Hayden CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It Just Makes Cents!

My students need Financial Literacy resources to become well educated! We will feature group reading about money and breakout into small groups to play games teaching money facts, math and strategies that are valuable in life.

  • $602 goal

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My Students

As a School Media/Technology teacher and Librarian for kindergarten to fifth grade students, I am passionate about doing everything in my power to provide a safe, exciting and passionate learning environment! Students in our small school are learning a buildings that are not up to modern education standards. They often struggle to find success that is standardized with what they receive. That is where this project plays a huge roll.

We are a small town that is set in the mountains of Colorado, surrounded with nature to inspire and educate us!

We strive to provide as much as possible for our students on an extremely tight budget that is continually being cut.

My Project

Our Elementary students are hungry to learn about money. We like to make, it, spend it and let's be honest, we need to learn to save it! These resources will allow us to teach in fun ways. We will read diverse books as a whole group and then we can break into small groups to choose games to play. Before and after school and during inside recess, these materials will be heavily utilized. Students will be engulfed in fun while learning simultaneously.

Money matters can easily be made exciting through games and exciting lessons.

These tools will allow us to engage and interact with students. We will use the books and games on a daily basis in our school from Kindergarten through Fifth grade!

Ms. Villarreal
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Can Name Bills and Coins (I Like Money Math!) • Amazon Business $23.60 1 $23.60
Lakeshore Allowance Game • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Game • Amazon Business $22.79 1 $22.79
Monopoly Junior Board Game and Connect 4 Game Bundle • Amazon Business $22.38 1 $22.38
How To Turn $100 Into $1,000,000: Earn! Invest! Save! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.07 1 $20.07
Monopoly Gamer • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game, 8 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $16.34 1 $16.34
Payday • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Little Critter: Just Saving My Money (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
The Making Of A Young Entrepreneur: A Kid's Guide To Developing The Mind-Set For Success • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
CLUMSY THIEF - Adding to 100 Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Penny Pot: Counting Coins (Mathstart) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Money Activity Set, 102 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Edupress Mathological Liar Game, Grade 2 (EP63395) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kidpreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs With Big Ideas! • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Finance 101 for Kids: Money Lessons Children Cannot Afford to Miss • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Better Than a Lemonade Stand!: Small Business Ideas for Kids • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
I learned how to Count Money at Home • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Starting Your Own Business: Become an Entrepreneur! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
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
Moneywise Kids • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Money Saving Cube 3D Puzzle Money Maze Pot for Kids and Adults Christmas Gift by Acekid (Rose red) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Exact Change (2Nd Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Everything a Kid Needs to Know about Money - Children's Money & Saving Reference • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
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
Orson's Lessons in Wealth: A story of financial education for children • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Curious About Money (Smithsonian) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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