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Mrs. P. from Erie IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Show Me the Money!

My students need storage boxes, play money, dry erase markers and other manipulatives to help them learn how to use money in real-life situations.

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My room is a busy place full of diverse learners! We are a middle school special education classroom currently serving students in grades 5-7 in a small town of around 1,500 people.

Our students have a wide array of special needs including learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and ADHD.

They are a hard working group of kids who learn best through hands-on activities and experiences. We are dedicated to giving our students the skills they need to be successful in the classroom and community.

My Project

The goal of this project is to create 12 independent work boxes that will help my students learn and practice skills such as identifying coins, counting money and making purchases. My students learn best through practice and repetition, and these work boxes will be a part of our daily classroom routines.

Many of my students rarely have the opportunity to handle money or make money-related decisions.

These work boxes will provide them with chance to gain essential life skills in a fun and engaging way! We need many basic supplies to fill these boxes, such as play money, dice, clothes pins, calculators and small piggy banks.

Mrs. P.
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 7 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 18058606 Large Flip Top, Clear, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $19.00 2 $38.00
Melissa & Doug Play Money Set - Educational Toy With Paper Bills and Plastic Coins (50 of each denomination) and Wooden Cash Drawer for Storage • Amazon Business $17.79 2 $35.58
EXPO Original Dry Erase Markers, Bullet Tip, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $23.81 1 $23.81
Office+Style A2DESKTOPGREEN 8 Digit Dual Powered Desktop Calculator, LCD Display, Green • Amazon Business $9.67 2 $19.34
50 Counting Bears with 5 Cups • Amazon Business $16.47 1 $16.47
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, "Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 75 Sheets (80944-01) • Amazon Business $16.01 1 $16.01
Pink Piggy Banks (1 Dozen) - Bulk • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
VELCRO Brand 91824 - Sticky Back - 3/4" Coins, 200 Sets - White • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Cans Play Food Kitchen Accessory - 10 Stackable Cans With Removable Lids • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Grocery Shelf Boxes Food • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Paxcoo 100 Pcs 6” Colored Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Money Dice, Teach Money Values, Money Game, Making Change • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Honey-Can-Do Colored Plastic Clothespins, 100-Pack • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Ziploc One Press Seal Extra Small Square Container - 8 ct • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41
Ziploc Freezer Bag, Gallon Size-28 ct • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Avery Economy View Binder with 2 Inch Round Ring, White, 1 Binder (5731) • Amazon Business $3.39 1 $3.39

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