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Mrs. Yokoyama from Los Angeles CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Have the Next Warren Buffet!

Help me give my students financial games, cardstock, paper cutter, cash register, plastic folders, and a stock market book.

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incredible. I have 24 motivated English language learners who are eager to learn. My students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds with limited resources available to them. We are a Title I, Performance Improvement School, with one hundred percent of our students on the free lunch program. Many parents work two jobs and are struggling to support their families.

Though their outside environment may not be conducive to learning, my students have an insatiable love of learning.

I know that if we provide them with the right support, resources, and opportunities, they can experience success.

My Project

Many financial experts say that the earlier children learn about investing, the better their chances for financial stability in the long term.

Teaching them about the stock market will encompass all academic areas while being fun at the same time!

I will create a pseudo stock market where I control the prices of stocks they will be interested in. I will write a weekly newsletter that gives them clues as to how the stock will fall or go up. The cardstock and paper cutter will be used to create the logos of famous companies they recognize with the price of 1 share. Each group will get $500 to purchase shares of stocks from 20 familiar companies.

Every week, they must graph their findings and show the rise or fall of their stocks. Each group will need to collaborate and decide if they'd like to keep, sell, or buy new stock based on the newsletter of the week. They need to articulate valid reasons for changing stocks and write why they made gains or losses. At the end of each week we will use the cash register to receive and pay out

They will use the zip envelopes for the newsletter, graph of their stocks, money, and gains and losses sheets. The clear sleeves are for the stocks and current prices I will create and put on the bulletin board weekly.

Mrs. Yokoyama
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiskars 1003758 Cizalla de Papel Personal, Large, 38 x 23 x 3.1 cm, Standard • Amazon Business $30.54 1 $30.54
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, Classic Counting Toy, 73 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $12.29 2 $24.58
EOOUT 24pcs Poly Zip Envelopes Plastic Zip Envelopes Files Zipper Folders, A4 Size/Letter Size, 10 Colors • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Grandpa Beck’s Cover Your Assets Card Game | Fun Family-Friendly Set-Collecting Game | Enjoyed by Kids, Teens, and Adults | From the Creators of Skull King | Ideal for 2-8 Players Ages 7+ • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hasbro Gaming The Game of Life Junior Game • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Winning Moves Games Pay Day, The Classic Edition • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Foroffice 30 Pack Clear Document Folder Copy Safe Project Pocket US Letter/ A4 Size in Transparent Color • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Little Trader: An Introduction to the Stock Market for Children • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Firbon Paper Cutter Replacement Blade with Automatic Security Safeguard Design for A4 Black and White Paper Trimmer (5 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$176.24

Vendor shipping charges

$8.57

State sales tax

$16.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$233.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.22

Total project goal

$274.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.80

3 Donors

-$132.10

Donations toward project cost

-$121.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.82

match offer

-$132.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$112.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.82

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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