You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mr. Donohue from Hamden CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Rewards of Financial Literacy

Help me give my students rewards and incentives as part of a financial literacy component of a math intervention course.

  • $322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I am working with this year are intelligent young ladies and gentlemen with tremendous potential. They have endearing personalities, and as freshmen in high school are able to put life events into the proper perspective. The class in which I work with these students is titled “Numeracy.” It is a math intervention course for students who have struggled with math in the past, and have been identified as students who would benefit from some extra support in addition to their traditional Algebra 1 class. As a result of my students past math struggles, they constantly deal with damaged academic self-confidence. Their motivation varies from day to day, and most are coming from economically disadvantaged homes.

My Project

In addition to supporting my students with their Algebra 1 coursework, I’m trying to infuse the class with skills in financial literacy to help them see the purpose and relevance of math outside of the classroom. With the addition of financial literacy to the class, students will receive “paychecks” for their class accomplishments, as well as the classroom jobs they are “hired” for. They will also pay “bills” in the form of monthly desk rental and technology fees. Students will maintain a bank log where they document deposits and withdrawals and keep an updated balance.

The fun in the activity comes from being able to spend their classroom money.

And this is where your donation will go. I’d like to create a classroom “store” where students can spend their classroom earnings on things such as gift cards and snacks. In the time I have been a high school educator, these incentives often serve as worthwhile motivators for students to keep them working hard and engaged in classroom tasks.

I strongly feel that this financial literacy aspect of the class can motivate students to keep working hard while teaching students essential life skills. Stocking the class store with desired incentives is crucial because it gives students a goal and makes learning fun!

Mr. Donohue
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Donohue is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regal Cinemas $25 Gift Card • Walmart $25.00 2 $50.00
Outback Steakhouse $25 Gift Card • Walmart $25.00 2 $50.00
Subway $25 Gift Card • Walmart $25.00 2 $50.00
Starbucks $25 Gift Card • Walmart $25.00 2 $50.00
Welch's Variety Pack Fruit Snacks, 36 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $19.65 1 $19.65
Frito-Lay Party Mix, (40 Count) Variety Pack • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Nabisco Team Favorites Mix - Variety Pack with Cookies & Crackers, 30Count Box, 30 oz • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32

Materials cost

$240.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.30

Total project goal

$322.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$322.00

3 Donors

-$272.00

Donations toward project cost

-$231.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.80

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hamden","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6879244],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4538077,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/the-rewards-of-financial-literacy/4538077/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":16,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Donohue","authorIds":{"6879244":{"owner":"Mr. Donohue","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4538077],"proposalHash":"591723536","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21508124,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDY0NTkwNg==","Njg3OTI0NA==","NDM0Mzg2Mw==","NTkzNTkzOA=="],"teacherId":6879244,"schoolCounty":"New Haven","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CT","name":"Connecticut"}}