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Ms. Livingstone from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Money Matters: A Financial Literacy Library

My students need a class set of A Chair for My Mother, a collection of other books related to money, and games about money including Money Match Me cards and a Hot Dots Money Card Set.

  • $702 goal

This project expired on July 30, 2018.

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My Students

Middle school can be tough. Socially, emotionally, and academically, there can be lots of challenges for students in the early teen years. My students are learning English and adapting to a new culture while navigating these difficult years, and this creates an extra layer of challenge.

My English Language Learner students are resilient, resourceful, and caring young teens.

Many of my students this year recently arrived refugees from Africa and the Middle East. These students have been through a great deal beyond their control in their short lives, but they use multiple talents and strengths to overcome current obstacles. We share hands-on experiences as a springboard for launching into a new language. Investigating science topics in our language arts classroom allows my older new readers to develop key reading and writing skills with age-appropriate materials.

My Project

I am requesting a collection of books related to money including several Spanish language titles. My students will read these books during Independent Reading Time in our classroom to build background knowledge and vocabulary related to money. For many of my students, words such as "spend," "save," and "cost" will be new vocabulary.

A class set of A Chair for My Mother, along with Spanish editions and a recorded version, will allow us to connect our exploration of financial literacy to stories of home lives.

Finally, several money-related card games will help students learn to recognize the value of coins and count money accurately.

Ms. Livingstone
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 28 $163.24
Un sillón para mi mamá (A Chair for My Mother) • Amazon Business $5.75 4 $23.00
The Go-Around Dollar • Amazon Business $8.96 2 $17.92
Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Follow the Money! • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.65 2 $15.30
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $7.59 2 $15.18
Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money • Amazon Business $7.58 2 $15.16
Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure • Amazon Business $7.55 2 $15.10
Sam and the Lucky Money • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
If You Made a Million • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.60 2 $13.20
Growing Money • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
¡Cómpralo! Historia del dinero (Buy It! History Of Money) • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Ahorrar y gastar (Saving And Spending) • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Money Madness • Amazon Business $6.23 2 $12.46
The Story of Money • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 2 $11.38
A Chair for My Mother and Other Stories CD A Chair for My Mother and Other Stories CD • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
EAI Education Math Stacks Integers Game: Grades 6-8 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Todo sobre el dinero (All About Money) (Spanish Version) (Social Studies Readers : Content and Literacy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
No Money? No Problem! • AKJ Education $4.34 2 $8.68
All About Money • AKJ Education $4.34 2 $8.68
Exact Change (2Nd Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Dollar For Penny (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Hot Dots® Math Flash Cards Money • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Money Match Me Cards • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Money Match Me Cards • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ganar dinero (Earning Money) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56

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