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Ms. Zaragoza from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Be Money Wise

Help me give my students books on the value of money, spending it and earning it.

  • $197 goal

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My Students

My third grade students are mostly English Language Learners who come from families of low socioeconomic status. They speak Spanish and are mastering English. They come from humble homes who can't provide them with many material things. These families do their best to make ends meet. Some share their food and shelter with relatives, but despite these disadvantages they are eager and motivated to learn. They come to school with a smile and are ready to prepare themselves to succeed and take pride in their work. .

My Project

My students have a love for money, yet I feel that they don't know much about it and the importance of it. These books and play register will provide my class opportunities to learn daily about earning and saving money. I feel that these days, young adults do not even know how to count cash because everyone is used to swiping cards. I do not want that for my students.

I want my students to become financially successful in life.

I think schools should emphasize more on teaching students how to earn and save. And if I believe that, I want to start by practicing it.

Ms. Zaragoza
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pretend & Play® Teaching Cash Register • AKJ Education $40.14 1 $40.14
Quizmo Money Game • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Money Sense for Kids • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Money Matters: A Classroom Economy: Adding and Subtracting Decimals • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Growing Money • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
What Can You Do with Money? Earning, Spending, and Saving • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Saving and Spending • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Spending My Money • AKJ Education $6.02 1 $6.02
The Story of Money • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Coin Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Counting Money • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Spending Money • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Earn Money • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

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