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Mrs. Canfield from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students books to learn about financial literacy and money games for hands on application.

  • $192 goal

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My Students

We are great learners today, becoming world leaders tomorrow! The students in my classroom are learners in a full time self-contained talented and gifted classroom. They have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and are constantly on the move while learning. My school is located on a military base and serves only active duty military families. Military children and gifted learners have unique needs. My goal is to create a safe and student-centered classroom that recognizes students' need to be active while learning!

My Project

The students will be fully immersed in a classroom economics project that simulates real life business. The students will have jobs in the classroom, earn money for job completion, create their own business, and sell their goods at a school wide market day! My students need books about economics to learn the basic principles of business. This project includes nonfiction books about economics and money which students will need as they create a business model. We also need money games for students to practice counting money and making change just like real life. We are creating future business leaders by encouraging students to be entrepreneurs .

Mrs. Canfield
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT404 - Making Cents Money Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Economics Through Infographics • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
What Do We Buy? • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Do I Need It? or Do I Want It? Making Budget Choices • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Earning Money • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Pigs Will Be Pigs Fun with Math and Money • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
What Can You Do with Money? Earning, Spending, and Saving • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Where Do We Keep Money? How Banks Work • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Who's Buying? Who's Selling? Understanding Consumers and Producers • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
What Are Goods and Services? • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Money Madness • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Money: What You Need to Know • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

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