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Mrs. Miller from Wheeling WV is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mastering Money: Financial Resposibility From the Start

Help me give my students items to develop their understanding of the importance of money and budgeting - Osmo Pizza Co., Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr. and matching book set, and items to jump start our classroom store.

  • $597 goal

This project expired on August 22, 2019.

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My Students

I teach an enthusiastic group of second graders with a wide range of talents and abilities, likes and interests. I have 23 students in my homeroom class, but I also get to teach math to the other class of second graders, giving me the wonderful opportunity to interact with all of the second graders in our school.

As a class, we work to form bonds and become a true community of learners.

We establish our rules and expectations and work towards forming good habits. My students are curious. They are explorers. My students love hands-on, project and activity based learning. They enjoy learning and some really light up when they realize they've understood a new concept.

My Project

These materials will help my students master money and the develop an early understanding of the importance of earning, saving, and spending. Using Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr. and book set, I will teach my students the importance of budgeting their money while also introducing the lesson of needs versus wants. We will then put this into practice as they earn money for their positive behavior in the classroom and through their classroom jobs. They will then save, budget, and spend their earnings in the classroom school store to buy basic school supplies as well as more enticing fun items and rewards. They will further practice their money skills as they take turns running the school store and operating the cash register.

Helping the students learn these important financial lessons early on will set them up for a lifetime of success.

The Osmo Pizza Co. game will enhance my students' understanding of finance. They will be thrilled to practice their money skills as they become little entrepreneurs in this real-time interactive game that lets them practice counting money, making change, and budgeting to make upgrades to their pizza shop.

Exposing my students to these powerful money concepts will help me teach the state standards in a meaningful way that will leave a lasting impact on my students.

Mrs. Miller
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Osmo Base for Amazon Fire • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
DESIGNA 3-Tier Metal Storage Rolling Cart with Utility Handle and Extra Storage Accessories, White • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Osmo Pizza Co. Game (Base required) • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Junior's Adventures: Storytime Book Set • Amazon Business $43.53 1 $43.53
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, Classic Counting Toy, 73 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
SIQUK 16 Pieces Plastic Zipper Pouch Waterproof Zipper Pencil Pouch 8 Colors Mesh Pouch Double Layer Zipper File Bags for Pen, Documents and Cosmetics Supplies Travel Accessories • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Financial Peace Junior Kit: Teaching Kids How to Win With Money • Amazon Business $18.09 1 $18.09
Mead Small Notebook, 24 Pack of pocket notebook 3x5 " College Ruled Small Memo Pad Wirebound 60 Sheets, Pastel Colors of Mini Notebook in Bulk pack • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
SKKSTATIONERY 48 Pcs Mini Ballpoint Pens, 4" Retractable Ballpoint Pens, 0.5mm, Black Ink. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Smart Colored Pens for Journal Notebook Planner 2019-2020, Fine Point Pens Fine Tip Drawing Pens Colorful Markers for Journaling Writing Note Taking Calendar Art Coloring (36 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Fun Express Emoji Pencils - 48 pc • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
ANPHSIN Pack of 160 Pencil Eraser Caps- Mixed Color Pencil Top Erasers for School Classroom and Office • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $6.05 1 $6.05

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