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Mrs. Church from Charleston SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Money Meaningful

My students need hands-on money activities and manipulatives to increase and apply meaningful financial literacy skills.

  • $445 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of working with students ages 7-12 with a varying range of special needs. Students in my setting have significant challenges in the area of cognitive, speech, motor, and behavioral skills. Many also struggle with sensory processing in addition to their other disabilities. This directly impacts how they interpret and interact with the world around them.

Each day, my students inspire and guide my classroom team as we work together to learn academic, social, and life skills.

We are a unique family that works together to meet each daily challenge head-on. No challenge is too large and no victory is too small. I love continually learning from my students as they show me the true meaning of perseverance.

My Project

As a teacher, it is my constant mission to make sure that what I teach is meaningful and applicable to helping my students grow into productive citizens. You will frequently see us out and about in the community practicing our classroom skills and goals in the real-world setting. This is known as Community Based Instruction or CBI. Every time we step of out of the controlled classroom environment, we are practicing a great variety of skills.

The following are just a few of the areas that we focus on during each trip:

* Planning for a trip / creating a budget

* Safely transitioning in a busy shopping center / following the rules for walking near a major roadway

* Navigating a store / recognizing signage

* Following a set grocery list

* Using our words to appropriately greet or ask for help

* Comparing item prices / sticking to a budget

* Completing a transaction / paying for items

By incorporating increased opportunities for financial literacy into our classroom, we will be able to continue to build our confidence when planning for and completing a transaction during our Community Based Instruction.

In order for us to successfully generalize the need for money knowledge and skills, we must practice and apply them in as many scenarios, games, and activities as possible. The requested money items will give us a much larger skill practice base while also allowing for us to explore how the financial system works and applies to our own lives. Money skills are always necessary to participate in the acquisition of basic needs and wants. Through the application of this knowledge, we will be able to recognize that financial literacy skills touch almost every aspect of our lives as we grow older and become more independent.

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE405X - Exploring Economy Hands-On Activities - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
GG901 - Money Hands-On Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
FF802 - Money Activity Station - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
RE638 - If You Made a Million Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
PP723 - Real-Working Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD739 - Self-Inking Coin Stamps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$320.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$377.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.68

Total project goal

$444.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$444.54

5 Donors

-$88.73

Donations toward project cost

-$76.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.56

match offer

-$354.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$301.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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