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Ms. Y. from Livermore CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Millionaires Have Mansions and Other Myths

Help me give my students books, a subscription to BrainPop Jr. for video financial literacy resources, colored pencils, sharpener, cribbage boards, disinfecting wipes, and some cooking supplies.

  • $595 goal

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My Students

Hello, Hola, xin chào, Hallå, سلام, Kamusta, Olá, ہیلو, and welcome to this Charles Schwab Foundation-inspired project for financial literacy materials that benefit energetic and enthusiastic students who represent many languages.

These loving children attend a high poverty, inland school in a state that is number one in prison spending and number 41 in education spending.

Though we have neither counselors nor teachers for music, art, P.E., the library, or computers, our deserving students benefit from an attentive, caring staff, and a "village" of generous supporters. We hope you will join us.

My Project

With topics such as "Dollars and Cents," "Needs and Wants," and "Saving and Spending," BrainPOP Jr. educates young students in the basics of a complex topic--financial literacy--using simple language. The folk tale characters in the requested anthologies encourage them to develop perseverance, the delay of gratification, and problem solving skills. To express their responses to the videos and books, they'll use the colored pencils made ready by the sharpener. The cribbage boards encourage mental math practice and the cooking materials and wipes complete a previously funded proposal the goal of which was to show students how nutritious, delicious, and economical home cooking can be. "Skinnarmarink," a lovely song to share and sing, is a result of succumbing to click-bait, or a lesson in frugality and how to resist temptation.

Thank you for reading this proposal to develop financial literacy, and if funded, we will feel richly rewarded, well-fed, and loved even if we don't become millionaires.

Ms. Y.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BrainPOP Jr. (12-month classroom subscription) • AKJ Education $175.00 1 $175.00
Sani Professional Sani-Wipe No-Rinse Multi-Surface Sanitizing Wipe, 95/PK, 6/CT (P56784CT) • $78.29 1 $78.29
Cribbage – Traditional Wooden Board Game, Classic 3-Track Layout & Plastic Pegs with Free Deck of Playing Cards by Brybelly • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Madisi Colored Pencils Bulk - Pre-Sharpened - 12 Assorted Colors - 432 Classpack Colored Pencils for Kids • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Once There Was a Story: Tales from Around the World, Perfect for Sharing • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
EX-20 Electric Pencil Sharpener, Ideal For No. 2 and All Colored Pencils (Artist Drawing, Coloring), Heavy Duty Helical Blade with Auto-Stop Function, Perfect for School, Office or Classroom • Amazon Business $26.73 1 $26.73
Rubbermaid Commercial Products Plastic Space Saving Square Food Storage Container For Kitchen/Sous Vide/Food Prep, 18 Quart, Clear (Fg631800Clr) • Amazon Business $25.76 1 $25.76
Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
EVERIE Collapsible Silicone Sous Vide Lid Compatible with Anova Cooker and 12,18,22 Quart Rubbermaid Container (Side Mount) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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