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Mrs. Carlson from Michigan City IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Cents of Money

My students need money manipulatives and books to increase their application of monetary skills through board games, folder games, money rods, books, and activity cards with word problems.

  • $489 goal

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My Students

My students are a fantastic bunch of kids who have so much potential. More than 3/4 of the students are from low-income households and have diverse social and emotional backgrounds. As we become a family in my classroom, my students need to have supplies that will grow their knowledge so they can be successful learners.

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."-Nelson Mandela My students have tons of potential and great ideas.

They are so excited to have new supplies that promote their creativity and help them express their knowledge. My students need more access to educational materials that will prepare them for their futures.

My Project

My students are very savvy with many things, but money is a challenging concept. With so many digital options, they rarely get the practice they need with dollars and cents. There is not enough time in the year to devote to teaching money until students reach mastery, but if these classroom supplies were available to them during center time, I know my students would be choosing these activities and learning valuable money skills while having fun!

Money skills could be practiced all year long with these books and activities!

My students love to read every day. Quality literature that teaches financial literacy would be an excellent addition to our classroom library.

Mrs. Carlson
Grades 3-5
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 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG901 - Money Hands-On Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
PP943 - Money Folder Game Library - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LL465 - Count It Up! Money Rods • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT404 - Making Cents Money Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP723 - Real-Working Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
PP993 - Quick-Pick Money Activity Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
National Geographic Kids Everything Money: A wealth of facts, photos, and fun! • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
What Can You Do With Money?: Earning, Spending, and Saving (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
What Do We Buy?: A Look at Goods and Services (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Do I Need It? or Do I Want It?: Making Budget Choices (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Who's Buying? Who's Selling?: Understanding Consumers and Producers (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
What Does Money Look Like In Different Parts of the World? - Money Learning for Kids | Children's Growing Up & Facts of Life Books • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest! • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Goods or Services? (Little World Social Studies) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Johnny's Decisions: Economics for Kids - Tradeoffs • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ella Earns Her Own Money (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Consumers and Producers (Little World Social Studies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Money Madness • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Gabriel Gets a Great Deal (Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.72 1 $5.72
The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69

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