Our school is made up of about 800 students. We have a mix of races and socioeconomic backgrounds. We also have a large military population, so many of our military students come and go throughout the year. Our school, teachers, and students work hard each day. The school has received many awards and is a Blue Ribbon School.
I teach about 65 fifth graders each day.
The way the curriculum is set up, students don't really receive a heavy science instruction until 4th grade. I work hard to make sure that the students get as many hands-on experiences as possible. I want to help prepare them for the middle and high school curriculum ahead. I also try to make math fun and interesting for the students.
Financial literacy is so important to teach at a young age. Students in my class earn money at home and have opportunities to spend it at school on various items. I would love to provide my students with games to reinforce the importance of what to spend money on and when to save money. For many students, this is not something that they learn at home.
Providing these games will reinforce the importance of saving your money and spending your money properly.
Students could use Monopoly, the Monopoly Card Game, Startup, The Allowance Game, The Game of Life, and Payday to understand the importance of wants versus needs, when to save money, and why it is important to budget the money that you have.
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