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  • $459 goal

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Ms. Romley
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Show Me the Money!

My students need manipulatives to understand money! They don't get to see much money and do not understand how it works!

My Students

As Tom Cruise said in Jerry McGuire: "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" My students do not have much opportunity to work with real money and I need to bring the concepts alive for them.

My students often do not have the opportunity to work with much real money and do not really understand the value of coins or bills.

They need the chance to get their hands on good replicas of money and to play games and do activities that will help them to understand the value of the coins in our money system and the bills. These are life skills! They need to know if someone is cheating them, but as it stands, they have no idea how much a dime is worth.

My Project

The "SHOW ME THE MONEY" resources are great! They are a combination of hands-on manipulatives, activities and games that all revolve around money. These resources will help them not only to count money, but to understand its value, worth and how to use it. The cash register will help my students learn how to make change in a fun, playful way. The coins will be given to each student so that they can make various amounts and learn how to count out change. My students need a chance at learning about our money system!

What is more important than understanding finances?

To begin that task, my students need to master the skills of: identifying coins and bills; understanding the value of each; learning to make change; and understanding whether they are receiving correct change. These "SHOW ME THE MONEY" resources will allow all of this and more, and I am so hopeful that some big-hearted donors will realize the importance of these skills and resources.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA807 - Plastic Coins • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
HH779 - Match & Learn Money Center • Lakeshore Learning $24.99 1 $24.99
DA623 - Real-Working Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning $36.99 1 $36.99
HH193 - Quick-Pick Math Money Cards • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
HH778 - Money Problem Solving Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
FF833 - Money Cubes • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 2 $59.98
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
DD320X - Counting Money Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
FF215X - Can Do! Money Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
DD842 - Break the Bank At-My-Seat Money Game • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
FF802 - Money Activity Station • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95

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This project will reach 20 students.

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