Money Matters!!

Mrs. Jensen
I T Stoddard Elementary School
Grades 3-5
Blackfoot, ID
Project Cost: $220.02
Dollars to go: $0.00

My Students

We go to school in a rural area, and my class consists of a diverse population including Native Americans from our nearby reservation, as well as a large Hispanic population that aids in our farming community. All of my students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. We also have a local National Guard unit in our area and have a lot of military families with parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins serving in our beautiful country. We are dedicated to helping our students and their families. Regardless of these factors, I am fortunate to work with students that love to be at school and learn each day. Our school is full of energy and excitement, which I love being a part of! My students are extremely enthusiastic learners. They are always full of life and their love for learning is catching! I can't wait each day to see that light bulb look come on when they understand a new concept. They love to have hands-on, engaging learning activities for every subject in school. From the moment they walk in the door in the morning, they are ready to learn and find out what the day has for them.

My Project

My students need pillow pets to purchase at our class store. My class receives fake money for good behavior and getting their work done. They can exchange their small bills for larger ones.They love counting their money and telling each other how much they have earned. This is a way for them to practice their financial literacy skills. At the end of the year we will have a class store that they can spend their hard earned money on. These pillow pets will be an exciting thing for them to be able to purchase.Thank you for the helping our class learn about financial literacy.