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Ms. Marquez from Fresno CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Money Well Spent!

My students need board games and books to help them understand how many is used in the real world!

  • $294 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is filled with eager and ready to learn first graders! I have built and fostered an environment where kids can feel safe and loved. Our school is not located in the safest part of the city, but our school has provided a safe place for our kids. We have Saturday and Sunday recreational activities that provide a safe place for kids to play.

Although these children come from all aspects of life, it does not define who they can become.

I have students that come from shelters, programs, single family homes, farmworker parents and foster care. Although they have many obstacles in their life, receiving a proper education is not one of them.

My Project

In common core standards, we don't start teaching our kids money until they are in second grade--but why wait? I want my kids to be informed consumers and understand the concept about buying things they need versus wants. I have established a money system in our classroom. The kids received money for doing their classroom job, showing up on time and showing great work ethic. As in the real world there are things you need to pay like breaking the rules and buying things for yourself.

On Friday afternoons, I want to start incorporating money centers and activities.

One center will be our classroom store that is ran by two students. They are in need of a cash register to help give the feel of a store. I also want to provide a wallet for each student to be able to put their money and stay organized. The monopoly, the allowance game, the game of life and puzzles are a great way to teach kids about money and help reinforce those subtraction and addition concepts--especially getting them ready to do double digit addition and subtracting in second grade.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD320X - Counting Money Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, 73 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Superhero Tri-Fold Wallets- Pack of 12 by Oojami • Amazon Business $9.49 3 $28.47
Monopoly Junior Electronic Banking • Amazon Business $19.82 1 $19.82
The Game of Life Junior Game • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LC1308 - Extra 500 Coin Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Monopoly Classic Game • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Monopoly Junior Board Game • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

Materials cost

$198.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$249.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.05

Total project goal

$293.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$293.68

1 Donor

-$58.74

Donations toward project cost

-$58.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$224.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$190.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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