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Ms. deBlasi from Makawao HI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Classroom Store: Real-World Money Skills

Help me give my students the opportunity to create a classroom store that will motivate them to learn functional money skills by earning and saving coins, buying the items that they want and making change as well.

  • $253 goal

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My Students

My students are special education students with a wide range of disabilities. We focus on relevant academics, such as money, telling time, reading and writing, etc., as well as social skills and interactions. Community-based instruction is an important part of our learning.

Our class is a Life Skills class in a middle school in Hawaii, which means it is a self-contained classroom that focuses on functional skills that will help these children to be productive members of society.

These kids love to learn, and have a wide array of interests and hobbies, including drawing, technology, baking, and sports!

My Project

The items I have chosen to put in our store are items that will be very motivating for our kids. It will give them a chance to work with money skills by earning, saving, counting the correct amount, and making change, in a way that will model real-life skills.

This will help the kids learn functional life skills in a practical way, rather than trying to learn money skills through worksheets and transfer those skills later.

The plastic coins are very realistic, and the students will use the screw-top containers as their "banks" to store their earned coins. They will have the opportunity to earn money for activities such as completing work, as well as demonstrating kindness towards others or going out of their way to help someone. They will count their coins at least once a day to practice and record what they have earned, and they will have an opportunity at least once a week to visit the "store."

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Smart Novelty Jumbo Party Favors Pack of Exciting Toys, Prizes and small games beloved by Kids. Great for Party Giveaways, School Classroom Rewards and Carnival Events (Made and EXCLUSIVELY sold • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98
Pack of 250 Play Coin Set - Includes 10 Half-Dollars, 40 Quarters, 50 Dimes, 50 Nickels, 100 Pennies Fake Plastic Coins - Pretend Money - Great Teaching Tool, Prop, Kids Toy, 0.98 Inches in Diameter • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Joyin Toy 24 Pack of Mini Animal Plush Toy Assortment (24 units 3" each) Kids Party Favors • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Twist Top Food Containers Screw And Seal Lid 16 Oz Stackable Reusable Plastic Storage Container 12 Pack, GREAT QUALITY • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
LEGO Minifigures The Movie 2 71023 Building Kit (1 Minifigure), New 2019 • Amazon Business $3.92 5 $19.60
Bulk Toy Assortment - 120 Piece Party Favors for Kids, Treasure Box Prizes for Classroom, Pinata Filler, Small Toys, Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Dazzling Toys Invisible Ink Pen Built in UV Light Pack of 12 Magic Marker Spy Pen | Easter Party Favor • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Pull Back Car, 20 Pcs Assorted Mini Truck Toy and Race Car Toy Kit Set, Funcorn Toys Play Construction Vehicle Playset Educational Preschool for Kids Children Party Favors Birthday Game Supplies • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Disney Toy Story Self-Inking Stamps / Stampers Party Favors (10 Counts) • Amazon Business $6.43 1 $6.43

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