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Mrs. Jordan from Springdale AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Economics Through Picture Books

Help me give my students opportunities to learn important economic concepts using picture books.

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in a public school in a growing community.

The diversity at our school comes from the economic levels and our English as a second language learners.

My school has an enrollment in kindergarten through 5th grade of a little over 650 students. The town population is around 70,000, with 18 elementary schools in the district. I teach in a self-contained second grade class. I have 25 students. I teach students with a wide range of learning abilities. I have 10 Caucasian, 12 Latino, two Marshallese, and one African American student.

My Project

There are many wonderful books available that help teachers teach important economic concepts to elementary students. My goal is to introduce many different vocabulary words, such as goods, services, needs, wants, opportunity cost, interdependence, capital resources, human resources, and natural resources.

The Economics Arkansas website has many wonderful lesson plans and activities available that teach students important economic topics.

Many of the books that I have requested are from lessons on their website. The students will benefit from these lessons by gaining the knowledge of economic vocabulary, and they will see the vocabulary come to life through picture books. Students will gain awareness of how economics affects everything around them, and they will learn that every decision has a cost. Unfortunately, economic concepts are not always taught in the home. Teachers are responsible for preparing the students for the future.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Too Many Toys • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
It's Not Fair!: A Book About Having Enough (Generous Kids) • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
National Geographic Kids Everything Money: A wealth of facts, photos, and fun! • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
What Shoes Will You Wear? • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Let's Meet a Veterinarian (Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Lion's Share • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use - Big, Sharp, and Smooth (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Who's Buying? Who's Selling?: Understanding Consumers and Producers (Lightning Bolt Books ® ― Exploring Economics) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Milk to Ice Cream (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lily Learns about Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Money Basics) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Need It Or Want It? (Little World Social Studies) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Cocoa Bean to Chocolate (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Cotton to T-Shirt (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Tree to Paper (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Plastic to Soccer Ball (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
From Grass to Milk (Start to Finish, Second Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Goods Or Services? (Little World Social Studies) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Bunny Money (Max and Ruby) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Whose Hat Is This?: A Look at Hats Workers Wear - Hard, Tall, and Shiny (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Do I Need It? Or Do I Want It?: Making Budget Choices (Lightning Bolt Books ® ― Exploring Economics) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Let's Meet a Dentist (Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Whose Vehicle Is This?: A Look at Vehicles Workers Drive - Fast, Loud, and Bright (Whose Is It?: Community Workers) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Let's Meet a Firefighter (Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
From an Idea to Nike: How Marketing Made Nike a Global Success • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
From an Idea to Disney: How Imagination Built a World of Magic • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
From an Idea to Lego: The Building Bricks Behind the World's Largest Toy Company • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Little Critter: Just Saving My Money (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
From an Idea to Google: How Innovation at Google Changed the World • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Monster Musical Chairs (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
The Berenstain Bears: Jobs Around Town (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$320.02

Vendor shipping charges

$5.49

State sales tax

$26.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$386.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.24

Total project goal

$454.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$454.95

2 Donors

-$227.48

Donations toward project cost

-$193.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.12

match offer

-$227.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$193.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.12

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$0.00

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