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Mrs. Hewing from Charlotte NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Translating Classroom Learning to Money

Help me give my students a document scanner, science guidebook and banking simulation items to help my students become financially literate.

  • $505 goal

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My Students

I have a very diverse group of students. Some are students that have great opportunities, others need to have the opportunities given to them. That is where I step in!

Being a science teacher to over one hundred students, I need to keep my students engaged and able to show what they are learning.

My struggling students and English learners, as well as native English speakers, are often excited and ready to engage in scientific discussion through investigations that involve inquiry and research. These types of activities help engage every student in the classroom and provide a way for them to explore their thoughts by building on ideas from others.

My students are curious and ready to explore the scientific world through hands-on activities and technology that enhances their research. The use of technology will diminish their language barriers and better prepare them to engage in classroom discussions.

My Project

I would like to try something new this year by creating a classroom economy system that students will use throughout the school year. Motivating students to learn new concepts can be difficult at times. I am constantly answering the question, "When will I ever use this concept in the real world?"

I want to take it to take the classroom to real world connection to the next level and have students learn about how the habits they have can translate to the money they can earn.

The game life will be used at the beginning of the year to relate various concepts that relate to financial literacy. The spinner will be assigned point values and used to give students choice in the activities they choose. The document scanner will be used for scanning the student's bank summaries which generated from our online banking website. The expo markers will be used for to write on the GIANT check once they have earned their money for the project. Students will then be able to purchase rewards with the money they have earned. Thank you in advance for donating to our project.

Mrs. Hewing
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson WorkForce DS-40 Wireless Portable Document Scanner for PC and Mac, Sheet-fed, Mobile/Portable • Amazon Business $135.98 1 $135.98
Hasbro The Game of Life Electronic Banking • Amazon Business $24.99 4 $99.96
Educational Insights Jumbo Magnetic Spinner • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
Giant Fake Award Presentation Check - 32" x 16" - Large Novelty Endowment Check for Endowment, Donations, Fundraiser - Big Blank Oversized Raffle Sweepstakes Reward Winners Check • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
EXPO 1927526 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Vibrant Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
Hard Travel Case for Epson Workforce DS-40 Wireless Portable Document Scanner by co2crea • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks) • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Jssmst Small Locking Cash Box with Money Tray, Lock Money Box for Kids Blue, 5.9 x 4.7 x 3.2 inches, CB013-BL • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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