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Mrs. G. from Alta Loma CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shop 'Til We Drop!

My students need freestanding, dramatic role playing items to begin exploring basic money concepts.

  • $631 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

My students are learning sponges!

They are eager to "absorb" any information that I present to them. They are constantly asking why questions, and, as their teacher, I believe in motivating their higher-order thinking by answering their questions and motivating them to continue to be curious learners within their surroundings. If you were to walk the hallway at my school site, you'd see that every teacher strives to make their lessons engaging, enjoyable, inspiring, and interactive.

My Project

Did you know that researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison report that by the age of three, many children are able to grasp economic ideas such as value and exchange? By the age of seven, a child’s view of finances and spending are already in place.

When you teach children about money by incorporating it into play times, you provide opportunities for them to practice counting, to use money vocabulary and to work with the terms, more than and fewer than.

Learning about money also helps students understand other mathematical concepts such as fractions and decimals in later grades.

My students are always exploring the world around them, including through play in our classroom. The items I am requesting will enable them to be exposed to the concept of money in a grade-level format that is appropriate for them. For example, the Melissa & Doug Freestanding Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store will allow my students to browse the shelves and pay for purchases on one side and a grocer to ring up items on the other. Additionally, the Melissa & Doug Wooden Snacks and Sweets Food will allow my students to play vendor or customer as they learn about managing their funds in a creative and engaging format! The dramatic/imaginative corner of our classroom is ready for a financial transformation! Will you help my students shop 'til they drop!

Mrs. G.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 56 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Freestanding Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store Role Play Toy • Amazon Business $186.25 1 $186.25
Melissa & Doug Wooden Snacks and Sweets Food Cart - 40+ Play Food pcs, Reversible Awning • Amazon Business $143.88 1 $143.88
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter (28 pcs) - Play Food and Accessories • Amazon Business $41.27 1 $41.27
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Food and Role Play Companion Set (84 Pcs) Toy • Amazon Business $26.12 1 $26.12
Melissa & Doug Grocery Basket - Pretend Play Toy With Heavy Gauge Steel Construction • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Learning Resources Fresh Picked Fruit And Veggie Tote, 17 Pieces • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
Melissa & Doug Wooden Pantry Products Play Food Set (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Cans Play Food Kitchen Accessory - 10 Stackable Cans With Removable Lids • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24

Materials cost

$457.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$41.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$535.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.54

Total project goal

$630.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$630.29

1 Donor

-$126.06

Donations toward project cost

-$126.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$481.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$409.69

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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