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Ms. Theresa Jones from Hackensack NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making CENTS of Financial Literacy in 5th Grade

Help me give my students additional resources to support our Financial Literacy lessons, along with TIME for Kids (which comes with a Financial Literacy supplement!).

  • $513 goal

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My Students

The middle school where I am proud to teach serves almost 1500 students in grades five through eight. We are located in northern New Jersey and are the largest public school district in Bergen County. We are extraordinarily diverse, with children from over 45 countries currently enrolled in our school.

Many of our kids are first-generation immigrants who are eager to take part in the American Dream, but since the majority of our students come from hard-working families where the parents are working two or three jobs just to make ends meet, the kids do not have access to technological resources that will adequately prepare them for the 21st Century workforce.

As a Title I School, all students are eligible for free breakfast and free or reduced rate lunch, due to their parents' socioeconomic status. Our student body is 64% Hispanic, and 26% Black/African-American; nearly 55% of our children do not speak English at home.

My kids are hungry to learn and frequently take advantage of extra opportunities offered to them to improve their studies, even during their lunch periods or after school. They are our future, and from where I sit, it couldn't look brighter!

My Project

Recently, we acquired an inkjet printer to create debit cards for our financial literacy class. Unfortunately, I forgot to order the carrier tray in which to place the cards for printing. So that, along with some colored pencils, cases, and sharpeners to help facilitate group learning projects.

We need additional supplies to make this project come to life, including a printer carrier tray, inkjet printable PVC cards, and general supplies to use during our marketing project.

Everything is just about ready to go, but without these additional materials, our project will be a bust, since we have no way to get the cards to print without the extra carrier tray!

Ms. Theresa Jones
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - Grade 5-6 with Teacher's Guide and financial bonus issues • TIME for Kids $4.50 40 $180.00
BNC Premium Quality Inkjet PVC Cards 30 Mil - Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $10.88 9 $97.92
Staedtler_Pencil_Sharpener 512_001 (10) • Amazon Business $49.94 1 $49.94
Inkjet PVC Card Tray for Canon PIXMA TS8000 and TS9000 Series Printers (Canon M Tray Printers) by Brainstorm ID • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Crayola Colored Pencils, Bulk Classpack, Classroom Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $31.40 1 $31.40

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