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  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Mire
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Our Classroom Economy

Help me give my students check registers, business cards for the products they can buy, dry erase markers, erasers and snacks. These will be part of their classroom economic system.

My Students

My school is a large Title I school where eighty percent of the students live below the poverty line. My students are academically and economically diverse. Many of them face situations that no child should ever face, like being temporarily homeless. Yet, they are also hardworking, enthusiastic young people full of potential and possibilities. They have lots of life and energy.

They love to learn, especially in new and exciting ways, and they recognize that they are part of a larger, generous community.

Please consider helping me to make this their best year ever!

My Project

My classroom has their own economic system. Each student has a job. For example, I have a secretary, a banker, a store keeper, a cleaner, a bathroom monitor, etc. Each student gets paid according to his or her job twice a month. They can then use the money they have earned to purchase items and activities from our store keeper.

My project is for items to keep our classroom economic system running.

I am seeking check registers that my students can use to keep track of the money they earn and what they are spending. I am also asking for business cards so that my artist can make more coupons for students to buy. These are for activities they can buy like Lego or Circuit time. Finally, My students love to eat and use dry erase boards. Therefore, I am asking for dry erase markers, erasers and snacks that they can buy with the money they earn.

This is the second year I have used this system in my classroom. I have found that it is the best way for my students to learn about financial literacy. At the same time, it helps to teach responsibility.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Healthy Snacks and Bars Variety Pack Gift Snack Box - Bulk Sampler (Care Package 56 Count) • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
12 Check registers for Personal Checkbook - Checkbook Ledger Transaction Registers Log for Personal or Business Bank Checking Account, Saving Account, Deposit, Credit Card, and Large Booklet • Amazon Business $7.95 4 $31.80
Low-Odor Dual Tips Whiteboard Markers, Ohuhu 60Pack 15 Assorted Colors Dry Erase Window Marker Pens Perfect For Writing on White boards, Dry-Erase Boards for Classroom Back To School Gifts • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Dry Erase Erasers, EAONE 48 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Chalkboard Cleaner Smiley Circular Board Wiper for Classroom Home Office, Yellow • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Fecedy 100pcs Blank Kraft Paper Card Word Card Message Card DIY Gift Card (Wood Color) • Amazon Business $5.98 2 $11.96

Materials cost

$116.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.00

Total project goal

$186.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.69

2 Donors

-$86.85

Donations toward project cost

-$79.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$93.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$79.34

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Charles Schwab Foundation and 2 other donors.

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