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Mrs. Tirado from Sugarloaf Key FL is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

The Teacher Becomes the Student: Financial Literacy PD

I need financial literacy and math curriculum for professional development so that I can better support students.

  • $396 goal

This project expired on April 4, 2019.

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My Students

My young students are eager to learn, explore, and share ideas; they have huge hearts and want to help their friends discover new things too! Our school was built in the early 1960s, and our classroom is reflective of the building's age. Though my little friends are excited to come to school and to learn, they lack the resources they need to be the best they can be!

As a teacher at a Title I school devastated by Hurricane Irma, I expose my students, many of whom are socioeconomically disadvantaged, to opportunities that they would not otherwise have.

My students need exposure to learning opportunities for academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Many of my students come from disadvantaged homes and do not have access to the supplies they need. Our island community is small and, in many ways, my students live sheltered lives. Aside from the evacuation, many of them have never even seen the world outside our island community. The desire of the kids to learn is evident despite our limited resources but would be truly enhanced with the resources provided by your generous donation.

My Project

Walt Disney famously said, "If you can dream it, you can do it." As the statement boldly inspires its listeners, education should equally encourage its learners.

Education must provide more than just academic knowledge; it must inspire creativity, bolster confidence to succeed, and prepare students for the future.

Research states that project-based learning provides opportunities for academic growth and can also instill an entrepreneurial spirit within students. To most effectively plan project-based learning activities, however, teachers must have a firm grasp on the concepts that are to be taught and should feel confident in delivering new material to students.

To grow as an educator, teachers need curriculum, resources, and materials for professional development. For this project, I will learn more about financial literacy through the purchase of curriculum and digital textbooks on For professional development and for long-term use, I will print and bind the digital material using cardstock, lamination pouches, page protectors, and printer ink. Financial literacy is an important life skill for students! Help me get the resources I need to develop as a professional so that I can support my students in learning this critical lifelong skill!

Mrs. Tirado
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 902XL/902 High Yield Black and Standard C/M/Y Color Ink Cartridges (T0A39AN#140), Combo 4/Pack • $69.29 1 $69.29
Quill Brand Top-Loading Sheet Protectors, Clear, 2.8 Mil, 200/Box (35166-QCC) • $22.09 2 $44.18
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter Size, 5 mil, 100 Pouches/Pack (TP5854-100) • $34.99 1 $34.99
FirstieMath First Grade Math Interactive Files • Teachers Pay Teachers $30.00 1 $30.00
D8102 Personal Finance COMPLETE EBOOK UNIT! • Teachers Pay Teachers $29.95 1 $29.95
Graphing, Money & Financial Literacy • Teachers Pay Teachers $19.00 1 $19.00
Neenah 67lb. Exact Vellum Bristol Card Stock, Blue, 250/Pack • $17.50 1 $17.50
Astrobrights Color Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, Lunar Blue, 250 Sheets/Pack (22721) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm 250 Sheets/Pack (91904/ 92904) • $16.14 1 $16.14
FirstieMath: First Grade Math Think and Talk • Teachers Pay Teachers $12.00 1 $12.00
Economics Unit: Wants & Needs, Goods & Services, Saving & Spending • Teachers Pay Teachers $12.00 1 $12.00

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