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Mrs. Rolland from San Bernardino CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let’s Talk Money

My students need the Allowance board game, magnetic money manipulatives, and books to develop their financial literacy skills.

  • $360 goal

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My Students

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou. This quote from Maya Angelou is our class motto. My objective is for my students to continue to be motivated and challenged so that they can keep boosting their own confidence and achieving success to fully develop their self-potential.

I teach a group of special education students who experience learned helplessness every day because they were told that their disability hinders their learning.

In reality, all they truly need is to rediscover the joy of learning. And once that light bulb clicks, my students can bring a positive classroom energy that continually inspires and motivates others. Our school provides such a stimulating, collaborative, and safe environment for students of various differences and abilities that students are often celebrated for their diversity and achievements. I work for a school where teachers put students first.

My Project

My students need the Allowance board game, money manipulatives, and books to understand the intrinsic value of money because they will see and use it during their entire lifetime. Teaching students money will not only give them access to things they want to purchase, but it also builds a foundation for understanding the base ten system of numeration, which will then help them with decimals, percents, and the metric system, vital for science, technology, and even the social sciences.

Money is a critical functional skill for all students, which develops the self-determination they need and gives them the opportunity to live independently in the community.

Funding this project will allow them to use the money manipulatives for practice and learn the different amounts of money. The game will educate them on the responsibility of doing chores, earning money, and the right way to make change. The books will then teach them how to start a small business or how to save and budget their money. In doing so and with your assistance, my students will gain the financial literacy they need to navigate their lives.

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

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Money (5 Books) • AKJ Education $42.55 1 $42.55
PP709 - Jumbo Double-Sided Magnetic Money • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Money (7 Books) • AKJ Education $35.05 1 $35.05
The Hard-Times Jar • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Lemonade in Winter A Book About Two Kids Counting Money • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Money, Money, Honey Bunny! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent All About Money • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Estela's Swap • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Follow the Money! • AKJ Education $7.19 1 $7.19
What Can You Do with Money? Earning, Spending, and Saving • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The History of Money From Bartering to Banking • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mr. Chickee's Funny Money • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Brody Borrows Money • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Lemonade for Sale • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
In Business With Mallory • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Arthur's Funny Money • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Lots and Lots of Coins • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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