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Mrs. Cimmento from Leavittsburg OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Managing Money for the Future Generation

Help me give my students these hands-on, fun board games to teach money, finance, and economics skills. The additional books will help us learn why managing and saving money is an important life skill.

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My Students

I work in an incredible school district in a low-income community, filled with passionate, caring teachers, and diligent administrators. Together, we all want the best education for the students in our school. Our school system strives to do the best for our students and community. With that said, I am a teacher of 39 Language Arts students and 43 Social Studies students.

I have of the most amazing fifth graders this year!

My Language Arts blocks consist of both struggling learners and higher level learners. My students ability levels vary from identifying phonics and decoding skills all the way to reading books at the fifth-sixth grade level. In addition to Language Arts, I teach two blocks of Social Studies. One of my Social Studies blocks houses full inclusion in which I co-teach with our Intervention Specialist for this class. The other Social Studies block consists of average, on level fifth graders. Because of this wide range of learning capabilities, I am differentiating instruction in all subject areas to make sure all students learn and grow at their own levels. Having resources like technology, learning games, flexible seating, and hands-on materials make learning achievable for all students in my classes.

My Project

My fifth graders have to learn about economics as one of their Social Studies standards. With that said, my students need to understand about money and ways that people work to earn money so that they can spend money on things that they need and want. My Social Studies classes are right at the end of the day, so it is very important for me to make sure my students have hands-on, fun activities to learn the skills I am trying to teach them.

The Economics board games and book set will provide my students with hands-on, fun learning to help them understand the concepts of producers and consumers, saving and spending, and the supply chain.

These books and games are amazing and include activities such as teaching financial literacy about money, investment, economics, and finances. They are focused toward school age students and are perfect for my set of students in fifth. The additional books included in this project will provide me with additional resources to read aloud to and teach my kids about ways to earn, save, and spend money. It will also teach them about needs and wants when learning how to save their money. This lesson makes me excited to teach my students about financial literacy as it covers so many of the standards necessary for them to learn in such a hands-on, real-world way.

Mrs. Cimmento
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! • Amazon Business $5.31 25 $132.75
DAPRIL CASHFLOW for Kids • Amazon Business $43.34 1 $43.34
Budget Board Game • Amazon Business $29.51 1 $29.51
Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Game • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
The Game of Life Board Game Ages 8 & Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Winning Moves Games Payday • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Monopoly Junior Board Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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