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Mrs. Almon from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Money 101

My students need 36 various read-aloud books about the history of counting and the importance of money and 2 resource books on counting money.

  • $537 goal

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I am a first grade teacher. I teach twenty enthusiastic learners. My students strive to succeed despite their backgrounds. Some of my students have foster parents, while some students receive special education services. All of my students come from a high poverty neighborhood. Despite the odds against my students, they try hard and work hard to be successful in first grade.

My students are struggling with basic money skills. We exchange coins every morning and yet my students are having difficulty with this basic concept. Parents tell me their child needs more work and support in counting money. My class needs "Money 101!"

My students would definitely benefit from additional resources in money. My students respond well to read-alouds and that is why I am requesting money read-aloud books. I believe my students would value the importance of money if they knew the history of money, as well as counting and exchanging money. The resource books would allow parents to work at home with their child.

Your help will help my first graders be successful in life. Counting and exchanging money is a math skill that everyone needs to know. My students would benefit for years from the exposure in first grade to quality literature on money, and reinforcing their learning by working with money. Please help me help my first graders and families develop their money counting skills.

Mrs. Almon
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The New Totally Awesome Money Book for Kids Arthur Bochner, Rose Bochner, Foreword by Adriane G. Berg • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Dollar for Penny: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book) Julie Glass, Joy Allen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Kids' Money Book: Earning Saving Spending Investing Donating Jamie Kyle McGillian, Ian Phillips (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Kumon: My First Book of Money: Counting Coins Masayuki Chizuwa (Illustrator), Kumon, Manufactured by Kumon Publishing • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Money (Eyewitness Books Series) Joe Cribb, Laura Buller • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Chair for My Mother Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Kumon: My Book of Money: Dollars & Cents Masayuki Chizuwa (Illustrator), Manufactured by Kumon Publishing • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Arthur's Funny Money: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Lillian Hoban, Lillian Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Money Learning Horizons Staff • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
The Monster Money Book Loreen Leedy, Loreen Leedy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Go-Around Dollar Barbara Johnston Adams, Joyce Audy Zarius (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Earning Money Patricia J. Murphy • Barnes and Noble $22.73 1 $22.73
Money, Money, Money: Where It Comes From, How to Save It, Spend It, and Make It Eve Drobot, Claudia Davila (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
The Story of Money Betsy Maestro, Giulio Maestro (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.30 1 $15.30
Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money Berenstain • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All about Money Bonnie Worth, Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator), Joseph Mathieu (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Coin Counting Book Rozanne Lanczak Lanczak Williams • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Money, Money, Honey Bunny! Marilyn Sadler, Roger Bollen • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Penny Pot (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Lynne Cravath (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Pennies Mary Hill • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Nickels Mary Hill • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Quarters Mary Hill • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Once upon a Dime: A Math Adventure Nancy Kelly Allen, Adam Doyle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Dimes Mary Hill • Barnes and Noble $17.10 1 $17.10
You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime Harriet Ziefert, Amanda Haley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Money Sara Pistoia • Barnes and Noble $21.78 1 $21.78
Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money Amy Axelrod, Sharon McGinley-Nally (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Time and Money (Flash Kids Flash Cards) Flash Kids Editors • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
Money Penny Dowdy • Barnes and Noble $17.01 1 $17.01
Big Buck Adventure Shelley Gill, Grace Lin (Illustrator), Deborah Tobola • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
My Rows and Piles of Coins Earl B. Lewis (Illustrator), E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
What is Money? Etan Boritzer • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
All about Money Erin Roberson, Linda Bullock • Barnes and Noble $18.45 1 $18.45
Around the World with Money Tim Clifford • Barnes and Noble $25.65 1 $25.65
Centsibility: The Planet Girl Guide to Money Stacey Roderick, Ellen Warwick, Monika Melnychuk (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Counting Money Julie Dalton • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Follow the Money! Loreen Leedy, Loreen Leedy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Money ( Kids Can Learn with Franklin Series) Rosemarie Shannon • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55

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