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Ms. Ma from Rosemead CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Money Talks

I need the Cricut machine and color printer to create posters and labels for our student store.

  • $1,232 goal

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My Students

I teach at a TK-6 school where a majority of the students come from low socio-economic background, but this doesn't affect their thirst for learning. I have a great bunch kindergartners that are so eager and enthusiastic about learning new things every day. Even though most students are English learners, their passion for learning always shows. When students are provided with fun and engaging materials they can learn through play!I want to create a fun and exciting environment for students to engage in learning about financial literacy.

My Project

Financial literacy is an important skill that will guide children toward a financially secure future. Students should start at a young age and can start by counting coins and making change for purchases. Teaching students about money will help them discover the relationships between earning, spending and saving. When children are expose to this concept, they will likely begin to understand the value of money. That is the reason why I want my students to begin creating a classroom store, where they can role play being a customer or an employee. Students will run the store by creating posters and labels with the Cricut machine to advertise products and price tags. Students will also learn to order and replenish items as needed. In order to build my classroom store, I am requesting inventory that my students can sell and buy. Novelty items such as bubbles, slap bands, squishy, cube puzzles, drawstring bags, and a variety of snacks will help start up the store. All these materials on this project help promote literacy skills which will lead to students being aware of the important role finance plays in the real-world.

Ms. Ma
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Beginner Set: Shimmer Party Paper, Essential Tools, GripMat, and Writing Pen Set • Amazon Business $339.99 1 $339.99
Brother HL-L3210CW Compact Digital Color Printer Providing Laser Printer Quality Results with Wireless, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled, White • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99
E-Z Ink (TM) with Chip Compatible Toner Cartridge Replacement for Brother TN227 TN-227 TN227bk TN223 TN-223 use with MFC-L3770CDW MFC-L3750CDW HL-L3230CDW HL-L3290CDW HL-L3210CW MFC-L3710CW (4 Pack) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
The Candery Cotton Candy Machine - Bright, Colorful Style- Makes Hard Candy, Sugar Free Candy, Sugar Floss, Homemade Sweets for Birthday Parties (MAchine with 5 Pack Flavors) • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99
Avery Easy Peel White Address Labels for Laser Printers 6240, 1" x 2-5/8", Box of 4200 • Amazon Business $33.69 1 $33.69
Cookies Chips & Candy Snacks Assortment Bulk Sampler by Variety Fun (Care Package 40 Count) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Cricut StandardGrip Cutting 12x12 3 Pack • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Permanent Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets by EZ Craft USA - 12" x 12" - 40 Sheets Assorted Colors Works with Cricut and Other Cutters • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
POKONBOY 24 Pack Dinosaur Party Favors Bags for Gift Bag, Dinosaur Birthday Party Supplies Jurassic World Toys Dinosaur Party Bags for kids birthday Gift Bag Dinosaur Toys • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
24 Pack Unicorn Drawstring Bag for Gift Bag, Unicorn Party Favor Bags, unicorn party bags for kids birthday Gift Bag Unicorn Party Supplies • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Inflatable Beach Balls 5 inch for The Pool, Beach, Summer Parties, Gifts and Decorations | 25 Pack Mini Blow up Rainbow Color Beach Balls (25 Balls) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mini Cube, Puzzle Party Toy, Eco-Friendly Material with Vivid Colors,Party Favor School Supplies Puzzle Game Set for Boy Girl Kid Child, Magic Cube Goody Bag Filler Birthday Gift Giveaway, Pack of 30 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
SCIONE Mermaid Slap Bracelets 20 Pack Party Favors Kids Christmas School Classroom Prizes Girls Dance Birthday Party Pack Flip Sequin • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Darice GX220035 Core’dinations Premium 65-lb Cardstock Value Pack – 12x12” Sheets of Premium, Acid Free Cardstock with a Solid-Dyed Core, 100-Pack Includes Five Sheets of 20 Colors • Amazon Business $13.17 1 $13.17
32-Piece 8 Colors Mini Bubble Wands Assortment Party Favors Toys for Kids Child, Christmas Celebration,Thanksgiving New Year, Themed Birthday,Wedding, Bath Time,Summer Outdoor Gifts for Girls Boys • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
LEEHUR Birthday Party Favors 20pcs Mochi Glitter Squishies Toys Kids Mini Kawaii Animal Moj Moj Squishy Squeeze Adult Stress Reliever School Prizes for Girls Boys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lorfancy 48 Pcs Dinosaur Slap Bracelets Party Favors with Colorful Animal Print Design Retro Slap Bands Birthday for Kids Adults Prize Classroom Exchange • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape, 12X4, Standard Grip • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Kids' Money Book: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing, Donating • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Nabisco Cookies Sweet Treats Variety Pack Cookies - with Oreo, Chips Ahoy, & Golden Oreo - 30 Snack Packs • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Mott's Fruit Snacks, Assorted Fruit Gluten Free Snacks, Family Size, 40 Pouches, 0.8 oz Each • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88

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