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Ms. H. from Erie PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Little People Little Businesses

Help me give my students these materials to create their own product to sell at our Mini Society Day.

  • $561 goal

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My Students

My inner city classroom is comprised of approximately 25 students from low socio-economic backgrounds. A large percentage of my students' families are unable to provide their children with basic daily necessities. These boys and girls come to school hungry, tired, and without clean clothes, bookbags, school supplies, etc.

It amazes me that despite their home environment and family circumstances my students come to school each morning eager to be there and learn.

School is a safe place for them and I want to do everything possible to create a positive, comfortable, and engaging environment for them to thrive in.

My Project

These materials will help our students create the products they need to start their own business. Every year our second graders take part in a school wide project called "Mini Society". The point of the project is to teach our students about entrepreneurship. Through this project, they learn about wants and needs, goods and services, saving and spending money. Once we have taught the series of lessons that go along with the project the students then work together to create a name for their business as well design and name their currency.

Our little entrepreneurs work on their business project for approximately 8 weeks.

The culmination of this project becomes a school wide sale in which the students run their business for the entire school day. The goal is to make the largest profit in the whole second grade after paying their "bills". The student who reaches this goal is then awarded "the key to the city".

Ms. H.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 90 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
63010-1009 - Dreamcatcher Kit - Pkg of 8 • Blick Art Materials $21.58 3 $64.74
DT710 - Design-Your-Own Cars - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
AA765 - Collage Pots - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
00021-1009 - Prang Ready-To-Use Tempera Paint - Set of 12, assorted colors, Pints • Blick Art Materials $38.06 1 $38.06
Clear Bins with Lids - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.46 1 $31.46
TT211 - 3-D Collage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Creativity for Kids Hide and Seek Rock Painting Kit - Arts and Crafts for Kids - Includes Rocks and Waterproof Paint • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Made By Me 765940513705 Create Your Own Bead Pets • Amazon Business $12.45 2 $24.90
06032-1009 - Richeson Slightly Imperfect Assorted Brush Set - Set of 42 • Blick Art Materials $20.76 1 $20.76
61731-1010 - Creativity Street WonderFoam Peel & Stick - Mulitcolored Shapes, Pkg of 720 • Blick Art Materials $6.47 3 $19.41
4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art • Amazon Business $9.70 2 $19.40
DD779 - Suncatchers Craft Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Made By Me Build & Paint Your Own Wooden Cars by Horizon Group USA • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Sequins and Spangles (4 oz. Assorted) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.29 2 $12.58
18935-0000 - Decorate-A-Frame Kit - 5" x 7", Pkg of 25 • Blick Art Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
Pony Beads • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 1 $7.16
10-Count Bright Fabric Markers (Single Box) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $3.56 2 $7.12

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