You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Cirillo from Providence RI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Money on Our Minds

Help me give my students engaging, hands-on activities to help make learning about money and financial literacy a blast!

  • $497 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class consists of 26 first grade diverse learners with varying abilities. The socioeconomic background of my students is reflected by our 97% free or reduced lunch rate. I am an educator in an urban city school, full of students from various backgrounds and experiences. My learners are a unique group of children who are eager to learn.

My students have a love for learning and would greatly benefit from hands-on learning materials that keep them excited about learning new things.

Many of my students would benefit from additional supports and engaging activities in order to meet grade level expectations. Please consider donating to help pave the way for my students to have further success with learning!

My Project

My students would benefit from having engaging materials to learn about financial literacy and numeracy in our first grade classroom. Teaching students about money and finances is a very important life skill that everyone should learn and will be used throughout their lives. Being able to count money and understand money sense is beneficial and a necessary skill for everyone to learn.

Since many of my students learn in different ways, using engaging materials such as the Roll and Solve Math Kit, Math Folder Games Library, and the Counting Money Puzzles will allow my students to learn explore financial literacy through games and activities that best suit their learning needs.

The Let's Pretend Restaurant Writing Box and the Count It Up Money Rods will keep my students engaged and excited to learn about money through real-life games and materials.

We will also use the Money Hands On Teaching Kit to learn the value of different coins and use combinations of these manipulatives to show different monetary values.

Learning about financial literacy is a real-life skill that children enjoy learning and will use in their lives for years to come. Thank you for helping me make financial literacy come alive in my classroom and make learning about money fun!

Ms. Cirillo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Cirillo is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP710X - Math Folder Game Libraries - K-Gr. 1 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
GG901 - Money Hands-On Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
EE485X - Roll & Solve Math Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
DD320X - Counting Money Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
LL465 - Count It Up! Money Rods • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG271 - Let’s Pretend Restaurant Writing Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD136 - Magnetic Coins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$385.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.42

Total project goal

$496.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$496.15

4 Donors

-$345.27

Donations toward project cost

-$294.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.04

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Providence","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5903673],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"RI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3639014,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/money-on-our-minds/3639014/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":26,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Cirillo","authorIds":{"5903673":{"owner":"Ms. Cirillo","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3639014],"proposalHash":"2107010599","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp5903673_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1537849382451","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21283787,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjE3MTc5","NDY0OTA0Ng==","NTY2NTg3MA==","NTQ4NzA3OA==","NTkxODg4OA=="],"teacherId":5903673,"schoolCounty":"Providence","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"RI","name":"Rhode Island"}}