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Mrs. DiPalma from Trenton NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play Money Motivates!

Help me give my students math games and manipulatives that will support financial literacy.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students with disabilities in the 4th and 5th grade in an urban elementary school in central NJ. I teach in a self contained classroom for students with behavioral disabilities stemming from emotional disturbances. My students need explicit instruction to learn self regulation to be present for learning.

I need materials in order to be culturally responsive and trauma informed while creating the highly motivating educational experiences my students need.

Many of my students present with diagnoses like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Despite these disabilities and in addition to the high crime and impoverished neighborhood, they are ready and able to learn!

My Project

Please help me give my students tools to develop financial literacy, while increasing math and interpersonal skills. My students are motivated to play with simulated bills and coins. I would like to use this motivation to introduce a fun and functional math project to create a "store". Students will develop products, advertise, and eventually "sell" items in their "stores". The cash register and sign will make this more authentic and exciting.

This introduction to economics and entrepreneurship will motivate my students to get excited about math!

The games and activities I selected will give them practice in functional mathematics and interpersonal social skills.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA469 - 3-D Magnetic Builders - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
LM250X - Grab & Play Math Games - Gr. 1-2 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
TT379 - Double-Sided Write & Wipe Magnetic Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
RR215X - Lakeshore Learning Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $64.99 1 $64.99
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP723 - Real-Working Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TR823 - Time & Money Activity Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$464.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$501.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.57

Total project goal

$590.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.48

6 Donors

-$461.48

Donations toward project cost

-$392.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.22

match offer

-$129.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.35

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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