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Mrs. Burr from Sonora CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Money Makes the World Go 'Round Teaching Financial Literacy

Help me give my students fun school supplies and snacks to purchase in our classroom store.

  • $334 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing! Our school is located in a rural part of central California in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. We love our community and the natural resources we have in our area.

Many of my students come from middle to low-income families.

My students come to school every day excited to learn something new and ready to take on a new challenge. While our students have many obstacles in their lives, they persevere and succeed.

My Project

Work and you will be rewarded. In my classroom, the students job is to come to school each day and work hard. Students who do this will be paid with classroom money. They may then spend their hard earned money on everyday items as well as entertainment and recreation. The snacks and school supplies will be used in the classroom store for students to purchase with their hard earned money.

Students love to be paid for a job well done.

I use a classroom economy in order to pay students for their work. Students who come to school on time, complete their homework and participate in class will be paid for their work. I tell my students that school is their job and in order to keep their "boss" happy (the teacher) they must do their job well. Students learn the importance of hard work, being paid for their efforts and using their hard earned money to purchase supplies, pay for everyday living expenses (rent on their desk), and earning recreation and entertainment time.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scentco Graphite Smencils Cylinder of 50 HB #2 Scented Pencils • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Geddes Twister Mechanical Pencil, 0.7mm, 24 Pack (65230) • Amazon Business $21.65 1 $21.65
Geddes Mash Ups Scented Kneaded Erasers, 24 Pack (69836) • Amazon Business $21.22 1 $21.22
Raymond Geddes Clip On Cuddles Plush Animal Clip, 12 Pack (67582) • Amazon Business $19.01 1 $19.01
Raymond Geddes Ice Cream Shoppe Scented Eraser with Pencil Sharpener, 24 Pack (68662) • Amazon Business $17.76 1 $17.76
Raymond Geddes Zooker Wacky Tip Topz Pencil, 24 Pack (69842) • Amazon Business $17.76 1 $17.76
Emoji Party Favors - Fun Toys - Stocking Stuffers - 2 Dozen 3" Emoji Smiley Face Emoticon Bendables Bulk Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Nabisco Savory Crackers Mix, Variety Pack with Cheese Nips, Mini Ritz, Ritz Sour Cream & Onion Chips, and Wheat Thins, 20 Count Individual Snack Bags (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Austin, Cookies and Crackers, Variety Pack, 68.4 (45 Packs) • Amazon Business $10.22 1 $10.22
Planters Nuts Variety Pack - 24 count • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
WELCH'S Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Nature Valley Granola Bars, Crunchy, Mega Pack of Peanut Butter and Oats 'n Honey, 36 Count, Pack of 1 • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98

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