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Mrs. Sietas from Woodside NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Money Talks (Part 2)

Help me give my students a pencil sharpener, a colored pencil sharpener, books, and paper so they can create financial literacy projects both in school and at home

  • $195 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a barrier-free, Title I school that is home to over 1500 students, with over 70 languages spoken. One day we were in school and the next day we were closed. COVID-19 has ravaged our country but Queens, NY has been one of the hardest-hit areas of the pandemic. With that being said, remote learning has been difficult due to the difficulties many of my families have had with the swift toll COVID-19 has taken on their family life and their emotional wellness.

With our return to in-person instruction, I cannot wait to immerse my kids in activities to increase their knowledge of financial literacy and its importance for their future success in life.

My Project

With our return to in-person instruction after a lengthy absence due to COVID-19 I feel that it is so important to be even more creative with my lesson planning. Money is a really important concept that children need to understand in order to be successful in life. This is why I always make sure that my children understand the meaning of financial literacy and how it impacts their life. For my unit on money, I am going to have my children design their own business and the items that will be sold and their cost. When they finish with their brainstorming and draft, I will have them use the paper to recreate their masterpiece so I can hang them up for all to enjoy safely. The sharpeners will be used to make sure that they have they are able to use their supplies to decorate their projects. The books will be used to ensure that their projects can be completed just as easily remotely as in-person.

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

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
X-ACTO Electric Pencil Sharpener | Teacher Pro Pencil Sharpener for Classrooms, Quiet Electric Motor, Adjustable to Six Pencil Sizes $33.73 1 $33.73
AFMAT Colored Pencil Sharpener, Pencil Sharpener for Artists, Large Rechargeable Pencil Sharpener for Colored Pencils(6-12mm), Super Quiet Long Lasting Electric Pencil Sharpener, Auto Stop $31.49 1 $31.49
Google Apps for Seniors: A Practical Guide to Google Drive Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Forms (Tech for Seniors) $19.99 1 $19.99
Google Apps Made Easy: Learn to work in the cloud (Computers Made Easy Book 7) $16.99 1 $16.99
Astrobrights Mega Collection, Colored Cardstock,"Brilliant" 5-Color Assortment, 320 Sheets, 65 lb/176 gsm, 8.5" x 11" - MORE SHEETS! (91687), Assorted $16.99 1 $16.99
Linus The Little Yellow Pencil $13.79 1 $13.79

Materials cost

$132.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$164.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.11

Total project goal

$194.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$194.08

6 Donors

-$89.61

Donations toward project cost

-$85.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$93.25

Match offers toward project cost

-$79.26

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.23

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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