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Ms. Spahr from Wilton ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Money Through Literature

My students need books that allow them the opportunity to comprehend basic aspects of money and help students make a deeper connection to the content.

  • $172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school is located in a rural area in the western mountains of Maine. On paper, we are considered a low income/high poverty area. Off of paper and in the classroom, what some students may lack in financial stability they make up for with heart, stamina and resilience.

Second grade is a year of discovery, independence and an in-depth look at core concepts.

My class is made of up 16-second grade students Our classroom is a place of comfort and stability to many. My students work so hard to do their best each and every day.

My Project

With so much to teach and so little time to do so in our jam-packed year, finding ways to incorporate multiple subjects into a lesson is key. Money and story time are two subjects that my students are passionate about.

By supplying students with books such as "Money Madness" or "The Coin Counting Book", that deal with the topic of money and reading those out loud, students will be able to have more access to the content of the curriculum in an enjoyable manner.

These books will be paired with the realistic "money" kit to solidify understanding of specific coins and bills. It is my hope that by utilizing literature, students' interest in money, how it is earned, how it is saved, how to count it and why it is important will grow.

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

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Play Money Set for Kids - Bills, Coins, Wallet, Credit Card, Checks. Over 560 Pieces • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Money Madness • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
Rock, Brock, And the Savings Shock • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
A Chair for My Mother • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

Materials cost

$108.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$5.44

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$145.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.74

Total project goal

$171.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$171.59

1 Donor

-$34.32

Donations toward project cost

-$29.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.15

match offer

-$137.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.59

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$0.00

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