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  • $512 goal

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Mrs. Shearer
Grades PreK-2
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature

My students need 10 copioes of "The Berenstain Bears' Trouble with Money," 20 copies of "The Best Yard Sale," and a variety of other children's economic books.

My Students

Do you remember falling in love with great children's literature? Great books help engage students in economic concepts.

I teach Kindergarten at a K-5 school serving an urban population of around 520 students.

Our school is very diverse, with students from countries and cultures around the world. My school district is one of the largest in the state. There are four kindergarten classrooms within my school and each classroom has 20 students. I teach students with a wide range of learning abilities.

My Project

My students are very inquisitive about community helpers and the tools they use to do their job. They want to know what the community helpers study in school to do their jobs, what tools they use, if they need special clothes or special training. This inquisitiveness provides a natural bridge to my favorite topic - Economics! Using the children's books such as "Zookeepers" and "Astronauts", students can start their journey into the world of community helpers, learning about the natural resources, capital resources, and human resources in their community and the goods and services they provide.

Your donation will provide my students with great children's books that will allow them to learn about capital and productive resources.

This will engage my students and help prepare them to take their place in our global market.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How a House Is Built • AKJ Books $5.83 20 $116.60
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All about Money Bon • AKJ Books $6.56 10 $65.60
The Best Yard Sale • AKJ Books $2.91 20 $58.20
Zookeeper • AKJ Books $4.74 10 $47.40
The Berenstain Bears'' Trouble with Money Stan Berenstain • AKJ Books $3.64 10 $36.40
We Need Auto Mechanics • AKJ Books $15.56 2 $31.12
Astronaut - when gone use 9781611813777 • AKJ Books $3.83 2 $7.66
I Want to Be a Vet • AKJ Books $2.91 2 $5.82

Materials cost

$368.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.72

Total project goal

$511.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.48

4 Donors

-$255.74

Donations toward project cost

-$217.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.36

match offer

-$255.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$217.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.36

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$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Walton Family Foundation and 4 other donors.

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