Each day in school is filled with joy as we celebrate each milestone or small gain that a child has made.
From losing a tooth and tying our shoes to writing sentences and adding with fluency, my students know exactly what to say when asked "who rocks the house?" "We rock the house!" they chant back!
My students come to me with many different backgrounds and home lives, but one thing is for certain; being in Kindergarten is one of the best places to be.
I teach in a Title 1 school with 100% of students that receive free breakfast and lunch. With that being said, students come to me with more than just the need for academic education.
As my students begin their year in first grade, students will be learning how to use money. An economy based classroom teaches students the ways that money works, including paying for the goods and services in our community.
Students will be responsible for the goods and services that take place in our classroom.
By using money, students will build an understanding of how money is earned and used as well as develop ways of saving money. Students will keep track of their money in their wallets and money will spent and earned in various ways on a daily basis.
Students will earn a monthly salary based on their classroom job. Students will have the opportunity to apply for different classroom jobs on a weekly and monthly basis, dependent on the type of job. Different goods and services will all have a price tag. At the end of each week, students will have the opportunity to spend their money in our classroom store or exchange their "cash" for a service that they would like. My students need a cash register drawer, play money, and toys for our classroom store.
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