As a teacher in a Title I school, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day.
I strive to help them become the best version of themselves. I want them to persevere, to change their mindset, to believe in themselves, and to know that their education is so important.
From the moment they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. It is my goal to inspire the earliest learners to continue on the path of academic excellence in a creative and positive way.
Kindergarten sets the stage for a child's educational career! It is a crucial year in a child's schooling because they are the building block, so it is important that my students know the necessary skills for future standards. I believe I need to prepare my students to learn about Financial Literacy through an engaging unforgettable lesson. Imagine walking into a kindergarten classroom that has been taken over by dinosaurs! All the numbers and classroom money have gone missing, and it is your students' job to find it all and save your school from the dinosaurs. BUT what's that? A mysterious crate. It must be in there? Oh no, it's locked! What now?
Let's grab our paleontologist supplies and get digging because Kindergartners learn best through play-based lessons!
I can't think of a better way to engage them than DINOSAURS! Students will have to complete a dinosaur-themed money and number activity in order to find the missing keys to the crates and save the classroom money and numbers from the dinosaurs. In the camo-cooler students will have to work together to dig up clay dinosaur fossils with different pictures of money and numbers where they will have to be identified and filled out on a corresponding worksheet. After the students complete this activity they will receive keys to unlock the crate revealing the missing classroom supplies and a reward.
Students will then be given a $20 reward that they can use to spend on dinosaur-themed activities such as dinosaur puzzles, putting together a dinosaur skeleton, dinosaur fossil dig, and digging up "fossils" out of chocolate chip cookies. Each of the mentioned activities will cost a different amount of money so students will be practicing managing money.
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