My students are active, vivacious, energetic 2nd-grade learners. They come into my classroom with unique characteristics, skills and life experiences. But they all have a common goal: to be successful in life. They have big dreams and I feel that with the appropriate tools I can help facilitate those dreams. Our theme this year is: "Stand Up, Stand Out! Hero In Training!" This theme is displayed throughout our school and embedded in all subjects. We believe that literacy is at the heart of all learning!
My goal for my students is when the year is over I want them to live my class with the skills they will need to be successful in life. One aspect of education that is lacking in our educational system is financial literacy.
My second graders may be young but I feel this is the critical time to instruct and teach them how to manage money.
My lesson will start at the beginning of the year and continue throughout the school year. I will begin by teaching them the basics of economics using the books that were provided in part one of this project. I will then assign chores to each of my students. The chores will earn them an allowance. Bi-weekly I will set up a store for them to spend their money. They will also be able to use their give money to buy and donate to less fortunate students. We will use our save many for a twice a year shopping event! This project will provide the “goods” for the store. The store will be comprised of literacy goods that will encourage reading and writing without them really realizing it. Notebooks, colored pens, fun erasers will be wonderful incentives for our store!
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