My amazing students live in a rural area, and more than half survive below the poverty line. My classroom is an inclusion class. This means that I teach students with disabilities along with their typically developing peers.
I learn as much from my students as they learn from me.
Despite the challenges my students face from learning difficulties, poverty, and living in the heart of the opioid crisis, they continue to have good attitudes. They are eager to learn. I want to fill their space with the tools that help them to have the same opportunities as children in more prominent areas. My students deserve every advantage.
My students struggle in the area of economics. It is a very difficult concept to teach eight and nine year olds. Using read aloud books and playing board games around money is a research based strategy that works!
Hands on activities and read aloud books with exciting characters make the world of finance come alive.
Students aren't interesting in just learning about trade, barter, and money in a text book. We will still use the text book; however, afterwards we will reinforce the concepts with fun and exciting games. The children will collaborate together in small groups to play the board games. They will actually use money when playing games like monopoly junior. During this game they will actually have to budget and make smart purchases. This project also includes a plethora of books about money and economics. Some of the books are intended to be read to the student. Others will be read by the students. Please help us have fun with finances.
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