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Ms. Ekstrom from Galt CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Build Financial Literacy!

My students need magnetic ten-frames, a magnetic number chart and visual models chart, giant magnetic Rekenrek, and number line slider boards to build financial literacy.

  • $332 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach transitional kindergarten and kindergarten at a high poverty Title I School. My classroom makeup consists of English Language Learners, students with both academic and physical special needs, and several students that do not have many opportunities.

I love being able to create a caring and respectful classroom community for my students and offering opportunities that show them all of their possibilities!

My favorite part of teaching is building a community in my classroom and creating learning adventures that get my students excited about learning so that they cannot wait to come to school.

My Project

Financial literacy is an important life skill that begins in kindergarten! My students are learning foundational skills such as counting by ones, fives, and tens, beginning addition and subtraction, comparing numbers, the value of coins, understanding greater/less than, and how to count money.

Kindergartners learn best through play and by using engaging, hands-on materials.

I am requesting hands-on math centers and manipulatives that will help to reinforce number sense, which is an important part of financial literacy. The magnetic visual models chart will be used by me to teach and model problems with ten frames, a number line, and number bonds. My students will also be able to use this to solve problems (and it's big enough for everyone to see). The magnetic hundreds chart will be used daily to build number sense as students count by 1's, 5's, and 10's (a beginning skill needed for financial literacy). Students will use the number line slider boards, magnetic ten frames, and magnetic Rekenrek to count, add, subtract, and more. All of these skills are an important part of financial literacy.

Financial literacy is an important skill to introduce to young students. Practicing number sense in a fun and hands-on way will build a solid foundation for these students.

Ms. Ekstrom
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL696 - Number Line Slider Boards (0-20) - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
DD445 - Giant Magnetic Rekenrek • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LC657 - Count to 120! Magnetic Number Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD696 - Magnetic Ten-Frames Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP929 - Giant Magnetic Visual Models Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
LC471 - Jumbo Magnetic Ten-Frames - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$227.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$282.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.80

Total project goal

$331.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$331.99

1 Donor

-$141.09

Donations toward project cost

-$141.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$166.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$141.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.90

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$0.00

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