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Ms. DeSorbo from Spring Lake NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Connections to the Real World Through Play!

My students need the financial literacy books, the store, cash register, baskets, wallets, and prizes to learn about financial literacy.

  • $748 goal

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My Students

I am a second year kindergarten teacher at a school with a diverse population. We serve middle-class students, military students, and low-income families. No matter the background, my students come to school ready to learn. They love to learn new things, they love to read, and they love to explore. It is my job to make sure this zest for learning never dies. This year, I have incorporated many out-of-the-box experiences for my students, and they have blossomed right before my very eyes!

They continually surprise me on a daily basis, with their ability to learn and grasp concepts.

They have learned how to code a Wonder Dash Robot, create a map for Ozobots, code Spheros, make gears move, create videos via a green screen, and create 3D projects! If it weren't for them, I wouldn't have the courage to dream and grow as a teacher! Because of them, I am trying new things, and they are excited to be a part of it! I wouldn't change my job in a million years!

My students are strong, independent, loving, and courageous. They aren't afraid of challenges and learning new things! They have truly left an imprint on my heart!

My Project

Kindergarten is a place of learning and discovery. Kindergartners love to learn about new things, and teachers love to make experiences that will connect with the real world around them. I am excited to begin my journey into the world of financial literacy. Going through my belongings, I came across a large bin of pretend coins and money, and I decided I would like to give my students an allowance. With their allowance, they will pay "rent," buy groceries (their snacks), pay doctor bills, and "buy" things from the classroom store. This concept will be tied in with our study on wants and needs that we have been discussing in social studies.

Kids today do not know what it is like to earn money for things, so with this project, I plan on changing that way of thinking!

I plan on introducing this unit, when I read the books "Wants and Needs," and "Daphne's First Allowance." Once my students have a foundation of earning money, I will introduce the games "Life," "Monopoly Jr," and "Allowance." My students will play these games in order to understand the concept of money: how to save it, how to spend it, and how to invest in it. In order to give them that hands-on-experience, I am requesting a store, baskets for shopping, wallets to save their money, and items to purchase from the store.

To my future donors, I implore you to support this project, as kids today do not understand the concept of money. I hope you take this journey with me and support this project! Thank you so much for your support!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Wooden Grocery Store and Lemonade Stand - Reversible Awning, 9 Bins, Chalkboards • Amazon Business $83.24 1 $83.24
PM Company Securit Bank Deposit / Utility Zipper Coin Bag, 11 X 6 Inches, Blue (04620) 6-Pack • Amazon Business $16.88 4 $67.52
Jumbo Party Favors Pack of Exciting Toys, Prizes and small games beloved by Kids. Great for Party Giveaways, School Classroom Rewards and Carnival Events (Made and EXCLUSIVELY sold by SMART NOVELTY) • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98
Unicorn Party Supplies and Favors for Boys and Girls | Toys and Novelty Items for 12 Kids | Puzzle, Foldable Fan, Rubber Bracelet, Ring and Necklace • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
DC Comics Massive Party Favors Set - 84 Pieces Total - String Dolls, Keychains, Rings, Tattoos, Foam Balls • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
PP723 - Real-Working Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Assorted Candy (32 oz) of Gummy Bears, LifeSavers, Skittles, Starburst, Swedish Fish, Twizzlers, Nerds, Sour Patch, for Snacks • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
[Value Bundle] 100 Pcs LED Light Up Flashing Mini spinning Tops Novelty Bulk Toys Party Favors • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
RR959 - Let’s Go Shopping Grocery Baskets - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
The Game of Life Junior Game • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
QWER Superheroes Party Masks for Children, 20 Piece • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
200 Color Glitter Gel Pen Set, Reaeon 100 Individual Gel Glitter Pens plus 100 Colors Refills, More Ink Largest Non-Toxic Art Neon Pen for Adults Coloring Books Craft Doodling Drawing • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Hi Bounce Ball Assortment Bulk Pack Of 144 Bouncy Balls • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
TownleyGirl Disney Tangled Super Sparkly Peel-Off Nail Polish Deluxe Gift Set for Girls, 18 CT • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pack of 24 Mini Bubble Bottles for Kids Non Toxic Bubbles for Kids Party Favors, 2" ’ Bubbles for Boys, Bubbles Party Supplies, By 4E’s Novelty • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Monopoly Junior Board Game • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Airheads Bars, Chewy Fruit Candy, Variety Pack, Non Melting Easter Basket Candy, 90 Count 3.1lbs • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Superhero Bracelet for Boys & Girls Birthday Party supplies Favors for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Ecparty Superhero Slap Bracelet for Kids Boys & Girls Birthday Party Supplies Favors (9 pack) • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Mini Finger Gyro Fidget Spiral Twister Toys Party Pack (24 Pieces) by Super Z Outlet • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ifavor123 Cupcake Novelty Lip Gloss Lip Balm Set – Assorted Designs for Girls Birthday Party Favors Goodie Bags Prize Giveaway Makeup Fun (12) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stickers 1000 + and 20 Different Scenes , 3D Puffy Stickers, Year-Round Sticker Bulk Pack for Teachers School,Students, Toddlers,Scrapbooking, Girl Boy Birthday Present Gift, Including cars and more • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Daphney Dollar's First Allowance: Daphney Dollar and Friends (Daphney Dollar's Family of Friends) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mudder 40 Pieces Plastic Whistles with Lanyards for Party Sports, 5 Colors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Giraffe - Glitter Sticky Hands - (75 Count) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

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