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Mrs. Sharrer from Bakersfield CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Money Management 101

My students need wallets with play money and an ATM machine to learn about money and how we use it in the world.

  • $427 goal

This project expired on July 31, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the youngest learners in our public schools. They walk in my door for their first experience in the public school system. With a fun and energizing spirit, we strive to laugh and learn each day. We explore through books, writing, and lots of playing. They come from a wide range of backgrounds that allows us to share and learn culturally from each other.

Our school is very active in encouraging students to explore the world around them, from involvement in after-school sports to community service.

Our campus strives to create community and foster student growth outside the classroom. Students are given opportunities to participate in activities such as Battle of the Books, Science Fair, Oral Language, Student Council, Track Meet, SWAAT (Students with an Aptitude to Teach), Bank of America Speech Contest, and Student Valet.

My Project

So many adults struggle with money but we can change this by introducing our students to good money management at a young age. By giving students an opportunity to work with money on a daily basis, they will be exposed to how to count dollars and coins, saving versus spending and how to deposit and withdraw money needed.

By allowing students an opportunity to have a wallet of their own in the classroom, they can now be paid for their jobs with play money.

Then, students will have an opportunity to deposit money each week into the ATM and see how they can save their money. We can also incorporate the ATM into learning how to take money out and shop in our play grocery store.

Mrs. Sharrer
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLAY WALLET WITH MONEY - SET OF 73 • School Specialty $8.51 25 $212.75
PRETEND AND PLAY TEACHING ATM BANK - SET OF 32 • School Specialty $30.31 1 $30.31
MIXED PLASTIC COINS • School Specialty $20.65 1 $20.65
LC1216 - Extra 500 Bill Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$276.70

Vendor shipping charges

$26.37

State sales tax

$25.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$362.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.98

Total project goal

$426.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$426.52

4 Donors

-$263.26

Donations toward project cost

-$223.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.49

match offer

-$163.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$138.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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