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Mrs. Rudnicki Samson from Chicago IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Future Depends On Financial Literacy

Help me give my students a Cospaces subscription to explore financial literacy with virtual reality.

  • $529 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing and resilient. Many are immigrants or from immigrant families. Many are affected by being homeless and neighborhood violence, but come to school every day ready to learn. In a neighborhood where violence is an everyday part of life, school becomes so much more than just a place to learn. The students​ in my classroom recognize the value of an education as a means to a positive future and, hopefully someday, a safer community as well.

Our students are English language learners in an urban neighborhood.

School is their safe haven and a place where they can focus on a positive future. They are eager to learn and take pride in the investment of others in their education.

My Project

Every year I do a project with students where they consider what careers they would like to pursue in the future. We look at the required education to obtain those careers as well. This year I would like to expand that project to include more about budgeting. I then want students to budget to build a house and furnish it. Rather than building this house physically I want them to build it virtually. I have found many of my students who are less artistic or skilled with these types of projects become discouraged or disinterested. Students will need to work within the assigned budget to purchase materials to build and furnish their virtual house. They will first design their house floor plans, which will tie into our math unit. They will have materials and prices to help them determine what they will and will not include in their blueprint. They will then use Cospaces to build their house in virtual reality. Students will then be able to allow their peers to walk around and check out their house.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cospaces with merge cube addon 60 seats • Delightex $412.99 1 $412.99

Materials cost

$412.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$449.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.27

Total project goal

$528.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$528.45

4 Donors

-$249.93

Donations toward project cost

-$236.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.19

match offer

-$249.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.44

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.59

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$0.00

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