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Ms. Menninger from Starbuck MN is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Teaching Better Financial Skills for Our Student's Financial Health

I need books and supplies to learn more about how to teach my students about financial literacy.

  • $229 goal

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My Students

I work at a school for students with significant mental health needs. Despite their significant mental health needs, they are a very inquisitive group with a variety of talents. There are mathematicians, engineers, artists, programmers, writers, athletes and actors/actresses all in my school and classroom.

I love using hands-on approaches during as many of my lessons as possible and to integrate opportunities for them to show their strengths across the curriculum.

When they are given these opportunities my students truly shine and behavior issues go down significantly.

My Project

My students are eager to learn and love when their learning is both hands on and applies to real-world situations. I would like to have additional materials to help my students learn about how to manage their future finances.

These books and teaching guides will help me to better understand and prepare to teach my students the financial skills they will need to be responsible for adulthood.

These materials will allow me to teach these skills in a way that is both hands on and fun. So many individuals head into adulthood and end up having no savings and massive debt. I want to ensure that my students have the skills to avoid this and these materials will help.

Ms. Menninger
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dollars and Sense A Guide to Financial Literacy Series • Nasco $72.95 1 $72.95
Money Sense - An Introduction to Financial Literacy Book Set • Nasco $29.95 1 $29.95
The Mathematics Of Personal Finance • Teachers' School Supply $17.99 1 $17.99
Economic Literacy Simplified Method For Teaching Economic Concepts • Teachers' School Supply $13.99 1 $13.99
BOOK TEACHING AND LEARNING MONEY • School Specialty $11.99 1 $11.99

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