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Mrs. Koenig from Sacramento CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Kindergartners Wants vs Needs Through Dramatic Play

Help me give my students flannel boards and storytelling flannel story kits to increase understand of wants and needs.

  • $300 goal

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My Students

"My students make me feel proud. People always say one person can't make a difference, but I have proof that these kids have made a difference." -Michelle Roosma

My students are very curious and energetic ... most importantly they are passionate about learning, just as I am about teaching them.

I teach in a Title I school where about 90% percent of my students are English Language Learners and come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. One hundred percent of my students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch.

My main goal as an educator is to provide the best learning experience for all of my students, especially my students who are ADHD, have learning disabilities, and have special needs. I will always work hard to bring my students new, engaging, fun, creative, and hands-on lessons so they can focus more and achieve in school.

My Project

I would like to teach my kindergartners more about financial literacy by understanding wants vs needs through dramatic play using a flannel board.

I want my students to recognize that all people have wants and needs.

For them, their family will provide whatever they want or need for them. However, I want them to understand that not all students have their needs met and certainly not their wants because some families do not have money for it.

I am requesting two flannel boards so I can use it to explain the difference between needs and wants, as well as price and value of things. By examining the concept of "needs vs. wants," students learn that the things that make us happy are not necessarily things that cost money.

Afterwards, we will create and write real life scenarios and stories.

Then, students can use the flannel board story kits and flannel board to act out the stories with other classmates. Role playing real life scenarios of wants vs needs will allow my students to become immerse and truly have a deeper understanding of financial literacy.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Quick Stick Instant Flannel Board • Amazon Business $28.75 2 $57.50
Little Folk Visuals LFF-229 Brown Bear Felt Figures For Flannel Board Stories • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Little Folk Visuals Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Precut Flannel/Felt Board Figures, 9 Pieces Set • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Little Folk Visuals Little Red Hen Felt Figures for Flannel Board Precut • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Playtime Felts Goldilocks and Three Bears Felt Figures for Felt Playboards 16 Piece Set • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Playtime Felts Three Little Pigs Story Set for Flannel Board - Uncut • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Old MacDonald Felt Figures for Flannelboard- Bilingual Rhymes Felt Set • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Little Folk Visuals Five Monkeys Sitting in a Tree Precut Flannel/Felt Board Figures, 7 Pieces Set • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Jack and Jill Nursery Rhyme Felt Figures • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Little Folk Visuals Five Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Precut Flannel/Felt Board Figures, 9 Pieces Set • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Little Miss Muffet Nursery Rhyme Felt Figures • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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