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Ms. Huang from Los Angeles CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Unlimited Financial Literacy Games (Part II)

Help me give my students an iPad mini with protective case to access to unlimited games on the iPad to learn all about financial literacy.

  • $572 goal

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My Students

I teach two groups of wonderful first-grade students. My students are in the Mandarin Dual Language Program (MDLP), in which they're immersed in Mandarin for half of their school day. Their ability to learn and speak a second language is one of many things that puts a smile on my face every morning.

My students are mostly English language learners from low-income families.

They are curious, hands-on learners, who need a lot of visuals, realia, and manipulatives to stay engaged.

My Project

My little first graders are beginning to learn about the world, and are tempted with too many wants. To help my students begin learning about financial literacy, it's important to start with something simple, yet so complex - the difference between needs and wants.

"But I need it" is what I hear from my first graders about the new fancy toy that they saw on television.

As my students are beginning to develop logical sense rather than acting based on their intuition, it becomes even more critical for them to learn the true meaning of needs and wants.

After a series of lessons on financial literacy, my students can go to the iPad center, where they have access to iPad games, such as Arctopia: Bryan gets FinEd, CreditStacker, and City of Dreams to continue to practice the learned concept of making wise choices with money. Through these fun games, my students will further practice and learn about what money is, how to earn, save, and spend money wisely. These games will further enforce the concept of needs and wants while helping my students make the right choices through fun games.

Your help will enable my students to learn the basics of financial literacy, beginning with needs and wants. The requested iPad will not only serve this purpose, but allow my students to have close to real-life experiences right in the classroom.

Ms. Huang
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad mini (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 64GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $399.99 1 $399.99
Fintie Case for iPad Mini 5 (2019) / iPad Mini 4 - [Corner Protection] PU Leather Folio Stand Cover with Pencil Holder, Auto Sleep/Wake for New iPad Mini 5th Generation/iPad Mini 4, Galaxy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$411.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$485.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.74

Total project goal

$571.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$571.60

1 Donor

-$285.80

Donations toward project cost

-$242.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.87

match offer

-$285.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$242.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.87

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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