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Mrs. Buck from Blackfoot ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Life Skills Beyond the Classroom With Financial Literacy Part 2

My students need a Giant Kerplunk, stress balls, slime, squishies, and books to use as part of a financial literacy program.

  • $389 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a fifth-grade teacher in a small, rural area in Idaho. We are located by a reservation. We celebrate and welcome a wide range of Native American and Hispanic students. One hundred percent of our students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. We are fortunate to have military families, with a local National Guard Unit in our area and an Air Force Base close by. We strive to support and take care of our military families.

Every one of my students has a great desire to learn, explore, and expand their knowledge to their greatest potential.

My students are eager to learn and try new things. I strive to supply each one of my students with the materials needed for a successful educational experience.

My Project

Financial Literacy is an essential lesson for every student. My students will have the opportunity to earn, save, spend and balance budgets with pretend money and a classroom store. Items of all sizes and values such as slime, stress balls, jumbo squishies and books will be available in the classroom store.

"Financial Literacy is such an important thing for kids to understand at a young age.

So many kids have no idea how to intelligently handle money."

- Andy Heyward

Students will earn money based on academic improvement and positive behavior. They will learn to save, spend, balance a checkbook, set goals and shop with their earnings. Students will also have an added incentive with the Giant Kerplunk. Each time they reach their financial goal, they will have an opportunity to pull a stick. The balls inside will be labeled with added earnings or financial burdens in which the student must pay back some of their earnings.

My fifth graders will be earning their play money with their academics, study skills, citizenship, responsibility and life skills. They will be demonstrating these in the classroom and on the playground. They will be well educated and practiced.

Thank you for supporting this project and allowing us to make this an exciting and realistic unit. The future will be in good hands.

Mrs. Buck
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Giant Kerplunk Game • Amazon Business $39.29 1 $39.29
Michael Vey, the Electric Collection (Books 1-3) Michael Vey; Michael Vey 2; Michael Vey 3 • AKJ Education $26.27 1 $26.27
The Selection Series Box Set: The Selection / The Elite / The One • AKJ Education $21.88 1 $21.88
R • HORSE Cute Unicorn, Hamburger, Popcorn Set Kawaii Cream Scented Squishies Slow Rising Decompression Squeeze Toys for Kids or Stress Relief Toy Hop Props, Decorative Props Large (7 Pack) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Angry-Wolf Jumbo Squishies 5 Pack | Squishy Ultra Soft & Slow Rising Kawaii Toys | Ice Cream, Strawberry, Donut, Hot Dog, Hamburger | Stress Relief Toy Set | Squeeze Scented Gift For Kids, Adults • Amazon Business $20.87 1 $20.87
Michael Vey 7 • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Michael Vey 5 Storm of Lightning • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Crown • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Michael Vey 6 • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
IQ Challenge Set by GamieUSA - 7 Pcs Kids Educational Toys for 5 Year Olds - Highly Stimulating Brain Teasers - Challenging Mental Exercises for Sharp Young Minds - 100% Child Safe • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Heir • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
DNA Stress Relief Ball by VITAL TOYS - 3 Pack- Squeezing Balls- Sensory Stress Balls For Kids & Adults- Ideal Sensory Toy for Autism, Anxiety, ADHD & More • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Soft Egg Slime Colorful Fluffy Slime Scented Stress Relief Toy Sludge Toys (3 Pack) ... • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Michael Vey 4 Hunt for Jade Dragon • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Pull and Stretch Bounce Balls (5 PACK) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Crossed • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Matched • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Reached • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

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