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This project will introduce kindergarten students to the concept of financial literacy as they learn about different types of coins and counting money while increasing their math and technology skills.

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ACH - Kindergarten Counts - Making Math Easy

School:
Sawgrass Lake Elementary School 
Subject:
Mathematics 
Teacher:
Melissa Barlow 
Students Impacted:
260 
Grade:
Date:
September 12, 2018

0% Funded

 

 

Only $360.00 Needed

 

 

Goal

This project will introduce kindergarten students to the concept of financial literacy as they learn about different types of coins and counting money while increasing their math and technology skills. 

 

What will be done with my students

This project will help our students learn about financial literacy. During our math time, we will be teaching our students about counting, identifying coins, shapes, addition and subtraction and many other math concepts. To reinforce what we have taught in whole group, students will be able to apply counting money and basic counting skills when working in housekeeping. Through the use of a cash register and play money, they will be creating a shopping list and "purchasing" food items for our kitchen area. In addition to this, our students will be given the opportunity to practice these skills on the computer using a educational program called MoreStarfall. Not only does this computer program support the kindergarten standards for math, it also supports our reading, writing and science standards.  

 

Benefits to my students

This project will have many benefits for our kindergarten students as they begin their journey in education. We will have the opportunity to teach our young learners the foundations of financial literacy in an engaging and FUN way. This will give our students practice and time to interact with their peers and technology.
Our students will be given the chance to engage in FUN, online games that will reinforce the skills being taught in our math curriculum. This added practice and motivation will increase engagement, decrease off-task behavior and help our students have a better understanding of math concepts. Parents will be encouraged to have their children work on Starfall at home. This will increase parent involvement by giving parents information on ways to work with their child at home. It reinforces the math and technology standards we are teaching in school while giving them the chance to work on the standards at home.
They will have 'hands on' experiences when playing in housekeeping. To reinforce what we have taught in whole group, students will be using math concepts to create shopping lists and then pay for their goods with the use of play money.
The license we would like to purchase would make MoreStarfall accessible to every student in our school. Although the program is designed for grades K-2, there are many students in grades 3-5 who could use it for remedial support. For students who are just learning English, there are many games that would help them gain a better understanding of our language. Every computer on our campus would have this website on it. This program would be available on all of our iPads as well.
 

 

Describe the Students

My co-teacher and I have 40 energetic and inquisitive students. Almost 3/4 of them qualify for free lunch. For 11 of them, English is not their first language. Three of them receive special education services. One third of our class just turned 5 in the summer. Hands on activities are a must for them. Over one half of our class is not meeting expectations for our first grading cycle. 

 

Budget Narrative

The funds from this project will be used to purchase a school wide license for the website and app MoreStarfall. We would also be able to purchase 3 cash registers with play money for 3 kindergarten teachers to use in their housekeeping area. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Site license for MoreStarfall $270.00
2 Cash Register with Play Money $90.00
  Total: $360.00

0% Funded

 

 

Only $360.00 Needed

 

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