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Mrs. Peters from Springfield IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Financial Literacy with our School Store!

Help me give my students supplies to run a school store. We need snacks, pencils and more pencils, crayons, markers and so much more to teach about financial literacy.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

I teach a wonderful group of young students who strive to come to school each day and work very hard. I want to make sure to give them every opportunity they deserve.

I want them to be strong-minded and knowledgeable, to do what we need to make them financially secure and confident.

Our school works very hard to teach each student how to be responsible citizens in society. What better thing to invest our time and energy on educating these students about financial responsibilities, a life skill that will benefit them now and in the future.

My Project

My class runs a school store & I am requesting school supplies and snacks. Our students do not always come to school with the needed supplies. Students are given the opportunity to earn "dollars" with behavior, good work habits, and great social skills. Each student can spend their dollars at the school store. In the past I know that some students will save their money for weeks to BUY the larger more expensive items if they really WANT it….Some students can never get that BIG items because their "DOLLARS" burn a whole in their pockets. I want them to learn to budget what they earn and save until they have enough to buy something they really need. I have requested colors, post its, pencils, and markers. I want them to see the difference in regular pencils and incentive pencils, cuter is not always better!!! If they just lost their last pencil, they should not splurge on a football or bracelet.

I feel that students who run a school store get experience handling money & working with others.

Both are real life skills every person needs!! Students will learn financial literacy as well as life skills needed to get jobs in the future.

Working with others in the store is a great social skill as well as a life skill, the experience alone will help many of my students. I am always telling my students "We all have jobs, mine is to teach and yours is to come to school and work". The supplies for the school store will allow students to purchase the items they need to "WORK" each day. Let's help them do the best "WORK" they can do!!!!

Mrs. Peters
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paw Print Drawstring Backpack (Set of 12) Bright Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased, Graphite #2 HB Soft, Yellow, 96-Pack (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 6 $59.76
Post-it Notes, 24 Pads/Pack, 1 3/8 in. x 1 7/8 in, Marseille Colors, America's #1 Favorite Sticky Note, Call Out Important Information, Recyclable (653-24APVAD) • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
RoseArt SuperTip Assorted Color Washable Markers 100-Pack • Amazon Business $13.17 3 $39.51
Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils (1963942) • Amazon Business $9.45 4 $37.80
Puppy Paws Bubbles Party Favors, Celebrations Birthday Supplies Girls Boys Gift Kids Clear Mini Bottle Wands Non Toxic Pups Patrol Bear Red Orange Yellow Blue • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Bold Mix, 29.4 oz., Variety Pack Box, Snack Packs, 30-count • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94
Raymond Geddes Football Eraser, 48 Pack (69870) • Amazon Business $14.94 2 $29.88
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $4.95 4 $19.80
MinifigFans 48 Paw Print Pastel Crayons - Birthday Party Favors - 12 Sets of 4 - Made in The USA • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
8 Multicolor Ballpoint Pen Retractable Gel Pen Unicorn Shuttle Pens Liquid Ink Pens Set Pen Supplies Office Gifts 6-Color-In-1 • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Ncaa Mini Pennant Set, BIG TEN Conference Set, NEW • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Keebler Scooby-Doo! Graham Cracker Sticks, Cinnamon, 12 ct • Amazon Business $4.54 3 $13.62
SEC Mini Pennant Set (all 12 Teams) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
ZEBRA PENS bulk pack of 24 ink pens, Z-Grip Retractable ballpoint pens Medium point 1.0 mm, 12 black pens & 12 Blue pens combo pack • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92

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