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Ms. R. from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Savers and Big Spenders

My students need plastic coins. stories about saving and spending money, and snacks to purchase.

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a low income/high-poverty part of the city where they need opportunities to succeed. Four- and five-year-old children need to start their financial literacy journey early.

I teach at a Title I school in Virginia where 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch, Many of them do not have access to educational materials at home.

My students are eager to learn. They love earning treats. I think it would be great if they could earn, save. and buy them.

My Project

In my classroom students are ages 4 and 5. They can earn stickers and when then have 5 they can go to the treasure box.

I would like to close out the school year by making a real world connection to money, and start building their financial literacy skills.

We will read the books to build background experience as an introduction to saving and spending. They will earn the plastic coins for doing a job and/or being a model citizen. Then they will be able to use their plastic coins to purchase the snacks I requested. We started our school year strong and we need to finish strong.

Ms. R.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA807 - Plastic Coins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Mentos Share-A-Bowl, Fruit, 125 Mints • Quill.com $8.75 3 $26.25
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Sunchips Mix, 30 Bags/Case • Quill.com $18.69 1 $18.69
Haribo Gold Gummy Bears Snack-Size Packs, 0.4 Oz, 54 Count (209-00181) • Quill.com $12.74 1 $12.74
Saving and Spending • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Benny's Pennies • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lots and Lots of Coins • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

Materials cost

$101.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$133.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.53

Total project goal

$156.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$156.87

1 Donor

-$31.36

Donations toward project cost

-$26.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.70

match offer

-$125.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.83

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$0.00

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