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Mrs. Kelley from Madison AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Wants And Needs Through Our Class Economy

My students need books to help teach about wants and needs and play money, cash boxes, pencil pouches, and prizes to create a classroom economy and bank to teach personal and financial literacy.

  • $485 goal

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My Students

My students are in first grade. If you walked into my classroom you would see that it is filled with eager learners who come in each day ready to learn in new and different ways. My students love to be challenged and strive to grow every day.

In my first-grade classroom, every student is valued and brings something special to our room.I love being part of a classroom where the students feel like school is their second home and a place where they treat each other like family.

My Project

Most students in my classroom do not understand the value of money. They get money, spend money, and then want more money. I want to help my students understand the value of money by allowing them to learn how to save and when to spend.

By creating a classroom economy, students will be encouraged to save money for Kelley-Mart items they want and feel the sense of pride that comes along with working hard to achieve it!

Students will be paid "Kelley Bucks" each week for the positive Class Dojo points they earn. This will be a great way to increase positive classroom behaviors. Students will keep up with their Kelley Bucks using their pencil pouch. Each week students will have the opportunity to shop at Kelley-Mart where store associates will set-up the store using the prizes and clear bins. Associates will keep up with totals and will make change using the cash boxes. My kids will come up with the prices for all the items at Kelley-Mart

This project will be a great way to teach personal and financial literacy! I can't wait to see Kelley-Mart in action!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BAZIC Bright Color 3-Ring Pencil Pouch w/ Mesh Window - 24 Pack • Amazon Business $24.90 4 $99.60
Super Jumbo Toy Assortment Includes A Vast Variety Of Over 200 Toys And Prizes For Parties, School Classroom Rewards, Carnival Prizes, Doctors/Dentists Office Prize Box Fillers (Sold By Smile Novelty) • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98
$44,590 in Play Money -Board Game Money Set - Pretend Dollar Bills - New Color Scheme Money Stack - Small Bills (4 x 2.2 Inches) - 65 of each Amount - 455 Bills Total • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
STEELMASTER Tiered (Cantilever) Cash Box, Gray, 2216194G2 • Amazon Business $28.78 1 $28.78
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $22.37 1 $22.37
I Premium Party Favor Toy Assortment In Big 120 Pack Party Favors For Kids. Fun Birthday, Classroom Rewards, Carnival, Prizes, Pinata Filler, Stocking Stuffers, Goodie Bag Fillers, Easter Theme Toy • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Joyin Toy 60 Pieces LED Light Up Toy Party Favor Party Pack for classroom price –44 LED Finger Lights, 12 LED Flashing Bumpy Rings and 4 Flashing Slotted Shades Glasses for Easter Egg Stuffers • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Bulk Party Favor Pinata Toy Assortment Pack of 101 Pc, Mid-sized and Small Toys, Easter Egg Fillers, Pinata Filler, Prizes for Party Favor Bags, Easter Hunt Toys, a Treasure Chest Box Toys • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Amy&Benton 120PCS Prize Box Toys for Classroom Pinata Filler Toys for Kids Birthday Party Assorted Carnival Prizes for Boys and Girls Treasure Chest / Box Prizes for Teacher • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
100 Pieces Assorted Stamps for Kids Self-ink Stamps (50 DIFFERENT Designs, Plastic Stamps, Emoji Stampers, Dinosaur Stampers, Zoo Safari Stampers) for Easter Egg Stuffers, Party Favor, Teacher Stamps • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Joyin Toy 72 PCs Slap Bracelets Party Favors Pack (24 Designs) with Colorful Hearts Animal Emoji for Easter Egg Stuffers • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
A Chair for My Mother • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fun Express Mini Neon Swirl Bouncing Balls - 48 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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