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Mrs. Rucker from Clermont FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Money...Money...Let's Read About It!

My students need novels and trade books that connect financial literacy skills during our reading block!

  • $599 goal

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My Students

My students are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners. They are unique, bright, talented, and hopeful. They come to school every day ready for a fun-filled day of rigorous instruction. My kids are the best!! They are deep thinkers and have a growth mindset to persevere through any obstacle.

They are budding ambassadors, world travelers, scientists, entrepreneurs, firefighters, police officers, CEOs, and teachers.

They are our future and I want to give them a great start to their long successful career.

Some students need intervention, others are in need of enrichment, but all need the tools to be successful! My hope is to give my students a classroom library with books at appropriate reading levels for all.

My Project

It's important to teach financial literacy at every opportunity, starting from a very young age. However, financial literacy or money management is not part of our standards we teach. By the time students get to high school, it's too late.

Students need to have good financial habits in place during their elementary school years.

I am requesting various novels and trade books that spotlight financial literacy, money management, or entrepreneurship. These novels will bring about discussions and real-world connections that can be made during our Reading Block. Integrating these skills during small-group discussions and book talks will allow for each skill to be learned in a new perspective.

Mrs. Rucker
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 44 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lunch Money (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.47 6 $38.82
Henry and the Paper Route (Henry Huggins) • Amazon Business $6.11 6 $36.66
Who Was Milton Hershey? • Amazon Business $5.74 6 $34.44
The Borrowers • Amazon Business $5.64 6 $33.84
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.62 6 $33.72
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.13 5 $25.65
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.11 5 $25.55
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 6 $24.66
Who Is George Lucas? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.44 5 $22.20
The Chocolate Touch • Amazon Business $4.41 5 $22.05
Freckle Juice • Amazon Business $4.22 5 $21.10
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $2.96 6 $17.76
Lawn Boy • Amazon Business $2.89 6 $17.34
I Got Bank!: What My Granddad Taught Me About Money • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
National Geographic Kids Everything Money: A wealth of facts, photos, and fun! • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Fantastic Kids: Helping Others (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire - The Lemonade Escapade • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Learning about Earning (Money Sense: An Introduction to Financial Literacy) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Toothpaste Millionaire • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What Do I Want? What Do I Need? (Money Sense: An Introduction to Financial Literacy) • Amazon Business $6.42 1 $6.42
The Get Rich Quick Club • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Why Does Money Matter? (Money Sense: An Introduction to Financial Literacy) • Amazon Business $5.22 1 $5.22

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