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Ms. Rickman from Pensacola FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading and Playing Our Way to Financial Literacy

My students need novels and games such as The Lemonade War, Those Shoes, and Clumsy Theif in order to improve financial leteracy.

  • $268 goal

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My Students

My football-themed classroom is a place full of energy and excitement where MVP students eagerly enter each day ready to "tackle" their learning tasks. All students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch, and many also receive food from a local church to take home for the weekends. You would never guess the hardships my students face by watching them in our classroom. They are happy, helpful, and hardworking. Learning is truly a team effort in our class, and we consider every single player a vital part of our team.

My Project

By reading The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies and doing a novel study of the book, my students will learn about financial decisions and marketing. I plan have my students read and discuss the novel How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor during small group reading instruction. In addition to the novels, I am also requesting math games. My students will enjoy these highly engaging games (Check the Fridge, Clumsy Thief, and Clumsy Thief in the Candy Shop) during small group math time. Students will not only improve their reading and math skills, but also gain an understanding of financial literacy in a fun and meaningful way.

Ms. Rickman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 11 $87.89
How to Steal a Dog: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.99 8 $55.92
CLUMSY THIEF in the Candy Shop - Adding to 20 Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Melon Rind CLUMSY THIEF - Adding to 100 Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Melon Rind Check The Fridge! - Math Game • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$194.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$227.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.18

Total project goal

$267.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$267.87

3 Donors

-$125.92

Donations toward project cost

-$117.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.95

match offer

-$129.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.87

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$0.00

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