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Mr. Hustedt from Springfield IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Time for Some Change and a Good Book

My students need play money and graphic novels.

  • $196 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title I school, which has many students facing economic hardships at home, and the accompanying challenges impact their education. All students are provided a breakfast and lunch at no cost, and we partner with local community organizations to help ensure all students have the supplies needed to be productive. Regardless of the outside pressures my students face, they come to class eager to learn.

My class is filled with high energy students, with a strong desire to learn.

My Project

My project supports two separate but important skills too many kids need to work on: counting money and understanding complex stories. To achieve this I need play money and graphic novels. Counting money is a skill that was once a part of many games children played. Children still use money in games but digitization has changed the focus from the process of accumulating money, which includes exchanging money and counting, to an end total focus in which money is counted automatically and the focus is acquisition. Children tend to enjoy exchanging money and since it is an important skill it is a double win for students at school. Reading is also challenge for many students. Some students want to read complex stories but do not yet have the needed vocabulary or decoding skills. Graphic novels give students the opportunity to follow stories that their specific reading abilities would otherwise prevent them from enjoying.

Mr. Hustedt
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
S&S Worldwide Plastic Coin Assortment (Set of 500) • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Science Comics: Trees: Kings of the Forest • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Learning Resources Play Money Plastic Pennies, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Learning Resources Play Money Plastic Pennies, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Learning Resources Play Money Coin set of 30 pennies, 20 each of nickles, dimes, and quarters, 4 half-dollars, and 2 Sacagawea • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
Blue Panda Pack of 250 Play Coin Set - Includes Half-Dollar, Quarter, Dime, Nickel, Penny Fake Plastic Coins - Pretend Money - Great Teaching Tool, Prop, Kids Toy, 0.98 inches in Diameter • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Blue Panda Pack of 250 Play Coin Set - Includes Half-Dollar, Quarter, Dime, Nickel, Penny Fake Plastic Coins - Pretend Money - Great Teaching Tool, Prop, Kids Toy, 0.98 inches in Diameter • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$133.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$165.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.29

Total project goal

$195.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$195.25

3 Donors

-$143.78

Donations toward project cost

-$123.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.31

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.48

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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