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Ms. Amoroso from San Mateo CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learn About Financial Literacy at Family Game Day

Help me give my students 26 sets of Play Money that I will send home with them as a gift after participating in a Family Engagement Event focusing on Financial Literacy.

  • $521 goal

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My Students

My superhero students walk into our classroom full of life every day looking forward to learning. Our superpowers are being save, responsible, respectful, amazing, fantastic and super! We celebrate our mistakes because we know making mistakes "makes our brains grow". My Super Heroes see themselves as readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, artists and problem solvers.

I teach at an elementary school where 70% of our students get free and reduced brunch and lunch.

Most of students' parents work 2 to 3 jobs struggling to pay the high rents in our area. A few of my students have opportunities available to them outside of school while others only have opportunities and experiences that come from inside of the school walls. My classroom is a safe space for all students and I strive every day to make them feel loved and valued.

My Project

With the funding of this project I can have a Parent Engagement event where I can teach my students and their families about Financial Literacy by listening to stories and playing games. With the funds I would purchase the following books, Lily Learns About Wants and Needs, Shanti Saves Her Money, and Kyle Keeps Track of Cash . I would also purchase five Hasbro Monopoly Junior Board games, Exact Change Game, and two Buy It Right Shopping Games. These games and books focus on financial skills, such as counting money, saving, and spending. It is my hope that this event will encourage families to talk about earning, spending and saving money.

The importance of money and how to properly use it is important for all ages.

These chosen games and stories will create great conversations about money between the students and their families. And, at the same time the students can tell their families what they have learned about money in class.

For participating in the Parent Engagement event each family will receive a packet of play money to continue their conversations about money at home.

Ms. Amoroso
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Play Money, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $8.75 26 $227.50
Hasbro Monopoly Junior Board Game • Amazon Business $8.14 3 $24.42
Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Game • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Game • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Hasbro Monopoly Junior Board Game • Amazon Business $8.14 2 $16.28
Teacher Created Resources Money Magnetic Accents (77243) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Continuum Games Exact Change (2Nd Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Can You Do With Money?: Earning, Spending, and Saving (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Kyle Keeps Track of Cash (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Shanti Saves Her Money (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Ella Earns Her Own Money (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28

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