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Mrs. Smallwood from Jenkins KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using a Lemonade War to Learn about Money!

My students need individual copies of The Lemonade War in order to study marketing tips for making money, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and math problems.

  • $343 goal

This project expired on December 30, 2018.

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My Students

Our students come from a once thriving, coal-mining community that has been devastated by the loss of income and industry. With over 82% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches, these children are in great need of a high-quality education. Education and shared resources will be their ticket out of poverty.

One of the best ways I can help with our poverty situation is to teach my students about the importance of knowing how to save money for a goal, set priorities for spending, learn about investments and most of all, the importance of forming relationships with people, especially public relations.

My Project

By reading The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies and doing a novel study of the book, my students will learn about financial literacy. In this story, one sibling-Evan Treski is people-smart. His younger sister, Jessie is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemonade stand war begins, there’s no telling who will win. The siblings in this story learn some valuable life lessons in business.

My fourth and fifth grade students will learn marketing tips for making money, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and math problems.

Most of all they will learn the importance of people skills and how to work together to achieve a goal.

Mrs. Smallwood
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.89 25 $197.25
Novel Unit for The Lemonade War • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
The Magic Trap (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Bell Bandit (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
The Candy Smash (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $7.71 1 $7.71

Materials cost

$256.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$290.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.31

Total project goal

$342.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$342.06

1 Donor

-$171.03

Donations toward project cost

-$145.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.65

match offer

-$171.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$145.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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