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Mrs. Nelson from Greenville NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Financial Literacy Through a Classroom Store

My students need various math games including PayDay, and Allowance Game to teach students the value of money. They also needs resources to stock our classroom store where they earn money to spend on various rewards!

  • $967 goal

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My Students

My classroom makes up one of 42 classrooms (K-5) in a school that serves over 750 students K-5. Of our population, all the students who attend our school receive free and reduced-price lunch. We also start our days serving breakfast in the classrooms.

It is one of the largest elementary schools in our district and has a high population of students living in poverty.

We are a low-performing school that is fighting to challenge our students in any way possible. We are fighting every day to close the achievement gap, but it's hard when students don't have their most basic of needs.

Some students look forward to coming to school just to get away from their home environments and we, as teachers, try to make the most out of what materials we have. We as a school strive to meet the needs of our students as well as make a fun and engaging environment for each and every child.

My Project

Many of my students do not understand what it's like to earn money and how to save money for items they want or need. With this project students will learn to value of money through games like Pay Day, and the allowance game, as well as through financial literacy lessons. Students will then be able to apply to run our classroom store, students who run the store will change out each week in hopes that all students will be able to run the store. This will not only teach students how to manage their money but also give students understanding about how to take and give back money.

Many of my 4th graders do not receive allowance or are taught about money management at home, these things are crucial life skills that I wish to help teach my students!

I am requesting various different things from pokemon cards, chips, drinks, earphones, hand sanitizer, personal packs of Kleenex, pencils, candy, erasers, fidget spinners, stress balls and plush dolls. All of these items will be available within the classroom store where students can use their own money to purchase. Students will be able to earn money throughout the school day for grades, completion of work, doing their assigned classroom jobs, behavior, etc.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG901 - Money Hands-On Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 2 $159.98
Pokémon Sun & Moon Guardians Rising Booster Display (36 x Boosters) • Amazon Business $99.78 1 $99.78
4 Pokemon Mini Album Binders For Cards - Sleeves Included - Protect Your Deck In Style - Cool Graphics Featuring Your Favorite Pokemon Characters - Durable Lightweight Design Perfect For Kids • Amazon Business $14.95 3 $44.85
Pokemon TCG: Ultra Beasts Premium Collection - Pheromosa-GX • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Pokemon TCG: Ultra Beasts Premium Collection - Buzzwole GX • Amazon Business $37.63 1 $37.63
Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack, 35 Count • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
Candy & Chocolate Nestle & Hershey's Variety Assortment Mix Bulk Value (96 oz) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
EE414 - Mastering Multistep Problem Solving Cards - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Fidget Spinner 12 Pack + Bonus Glow In The Dark | Party Favors | Prime Coolest Spinners | Camouflage | Individually Boxed | ADHD Focus Anxiety Stress Relief Toys | No Big Noise by NeatFi • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Assorted Candy Party Mix, 6x6x6 Bulk Box (Appx. 4 Lbs): Fire Balls, Airheads, Jawbusters, Laffy Taffys, Tootsie Rolls and Much More of Your Favorite Candy! • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Glow In The Dark Slime - 6 Pack - Assorted Neon Colors- Great Toy For Any Child Favor, Gift, Birthday- By Kidsco • Amazon Business $10.09 2 $20.18
MARS Chocolate Minis Size Easter Candy Bars Variety Mix 67.2-Ounce 240-Piece Bag • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Assorted Colorful Kids Pencils (144 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Payday • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
3" Party Pack Emoji Stress Balls Stress Reliver Party Favors, Toy Balls, Party Toys (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Mountain Falls Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Vitamin E, Original Scent, Compare to Purell, 2 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $7.58 2 $15.16
Gadget.Cool 3.5mm Color Earphones - 10 Pairs Wholesale Bundle, 8 Assorted Colors, Standard Sound Quality, Soft Silicon Ear-tips, No Tangle Design, Compatible with 3.5mm Audio Jack (10pcs) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
WELCH'S Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Money Activity Book • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Capri Sun Juice Drink, Strawberry Kiwi, 30 Count • Amazon Business $6.48 2 $12.96
O'Hill 24 Pack Emoji Keychains Mini Plush Pillows Emoji Party Supplies Favors Goodie Bags • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
The Original Super Kawaii Cute Animal Erasers, Many Designs, Fun Characters (30 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats, Original Mini Squares Snack Bars, 0.39 Ounce Package (Pack of 50) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Airheads Bars, Chewy Fruit Candy, Variety Pack, Non Melting Easter Basket Candy, 60 Count • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Kimberly-clark Corp 11975 Kleenex White Facial Tissue (Pack of 16) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10

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