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Mrs. Hooper from Thomson GA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Financial Literacy by Creating a Classroom Store Part 3

Help me give my students items for our classroom store, including books, pens, rings, and treats.

  • $225 goal

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My Students

Our sweet southern town is home to a small section of a rural school district with 4,400 students total. The town is committed to the education of their children and are very involved in the school community. The majority of students in our school district come from low-income households; the average income in our district is $19,000 a year. All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch daily.

My students come to school with a wide array of backgrounds and experiences, and they are loving and eager to learn.

However, many of our students come to school without basic classroom supplies, and budgets for materials are limited.

My Project

Many of my students do not understand what it is like to earn money and how to save it for items they want or need. With this project, students will learn the value of money through stories as well as through financial literacy lessons. Students will then be able to apply what they have learned with the development of a classroom store. Students who run the store will apply for their position, will earn a salary, and will work on a rotating schedule. By the end of the year, students have learned diverse economic concepts while participating in an economy that mimics activity in the real world. They have become responsible and well-informed consumers who make good decisions and are familiar with typical consumer behavior.

Many of my fourth graders do not receive and allowance or are taught about money management at home, these are crucial life skills that my students desperately need.

I am request various different items such as books, pens, rings, and treats. All of these items will be available within the classroom store where students can use their own school-money to make purchases. Students will be able to earn money throughout the day for good grades, completion of homework, good behavior, and following the classroom expectations during Specials.

During the last month of school, I allow students to sell goods they have created themselves. Students can choose what to make and sell in the class store. They need to determine an appropriate price based on the amount of money classmates are willing to pay. Students can also market their products by creating advertisements on poster board or even filming commercials.

Mrs. Hooper
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Your Favorite Mix of Premium Candy! 3 Pounds of Gummi Bears, Skittles, M&M's, Blow Pop's, Tootsie Rolls, Mike & Ike's, & More.(Packed in a 6 inch cube box) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Bulk Assorted Fruit Candy - Starburst, Skittles, Swedish Fish, SweeTarts, Nerds, Sour Patch Kids, Haribo Gold-Bears Gummi Bears & Twizzlers (32 Oz Variety Fun Pack) by Variety Fun • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
FIBO STEEL 101 Pcs Vintage Knuckle Rings for Women Stackable Midi Finger Ring Set (B1: 101 Pcs a Set) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
SCStyle Invisible Ink Pen 28Pcs Latest 2019 Spy Pen with UV Light Magic Marker Kid Pens for Secret Message and Birthday Party,Writing Secret Message for Easter Day Halloween Christmas Party Bag Gift • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Outee Mochi Squishies Animals, 40 Pcs Mochi Squishies Toys 2nd Generation Mini Toys Stress Relief Squishies Random Animals Squishies Toys Glitter Mini Elephant Squishies for Kids Adults • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
SKITTLES, STARBURST, and LIFE SAVERS Gummies Halloween Candy Bag, 180 Fun Size Pieces, 68.7 ounce • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kalifus Rising: Legends of Orkney Series (The Legends of Orkney Series) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Rubicus Prophecy: Witches of Orkney, Book Two • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Raven God: The Legends of Orkney Series • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
F i r e 7 2017/2015 Kids Case, Roasan Shockproof Protection Stable Stand Super Light Weight Durable Material New F i r e 7 inch Display (7th Gen/5th Gen) (Blue) • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
The Eye of Zeus: Legends Of Olympus, Book One • Amazon Business $8.47 1 $8.47

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