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  • $449 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Kitzmann
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learning Economics Through Real Life Practice

My students need items to purchase with the school money they earn for positive behavior.

My Students

"Guess what? I have 15 panther dollars!" I hear almost daily from any of my 174 students. "Can I buy a pencil? It's one panther dollar, right?" says the student who has lost his only pencil again.

Seventh graders are always looking for an opportunity to shine whether it is through classroom content or positive interactions with other students.

The positive behavior program we have started at my school, rewards students with school currency which we call Panther Dollars. Students can earn a dollar a variety of ways including helping a fellow student with a problem or participating in class. Students become extremely excited once the first dollar is handed out and strive to be better students and model positive behavior. Through the use of the Panther Dollar system, students are actively involved in an economics lesson and are learning how to budget money. Students can spend their money on a variety of incentives including buying an extra day on an assignment, purchasing pencils, or buying a ticket into different activities during our monthly Panther Parties.

My Project

The ultimate goal is to have a Panther Dollar store where students can purchase snacks and school supplies. The store will be stocked with pencils, pens, highlighters, and snacks so students have an opportunity to be prepared for every class and the ability to warn the supplies themselves. Students will be learning real life budgeting and responsibility. Students will have to set aside money if they want to participate in the monthly party and always make sure they have enough money to cover an accidental mistake such as forgetting their homework at home.

By giving my 174 seventh graders another opportunity to spend the money he or she has earned, students will continue to strive to earn dollars through positive behavior and classroom interaction.

When students are excited to participate in class, his or her learning becomes interactive and encourages lifelong learning as well as motivates students to continue to improve.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
uni-ball Vision Roller Ball Pens 0.7mm, Assorted Colors • Quill.com $16.99 6 $101.94
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 24/Pack • Quill.com $10.19 8 $81.52
Kellogg's Mixed Berry Fruity Snacks 2.5-oz., 48/CS • Quill.com $25.49 3 $76.47
BIC BICmatic Grip Mechanical Pencil 0.7mm • Quill.com $5.94 11 $65.34

Materials cost

$325.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$380.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.23

Total project goal

$448.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$448.20

6 Donors

-$224.09

Donations toward project cost

-$190.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.61

match offer

-$224.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$190.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 174 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by DonorsChoose.org Community Fund and 6 other donors.

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