Although financial distress is a constant in most of my students' households, they are eager to soak up any knowledge that is available to them. I'm privileged to teach the children of Hispanic immigrants who are very familiar with the consequences of financial illiteracy.
Struggling to put a meal on their table, they work hard and harder, so their children don't have to suffer so much.
These little sponges come into my Classroom and pour their heart and soul into their academic endeavor.
They know the sacrifices that their parents make so they can have a better future. Children should only worry about children's things, but they are too close to the problem not to get sucked in.
These Fire Tablets will provide my students the access to a great financial literacy website called claypiggy.com. This website simulates an adult's life in regard to their finances. Students have to make decisions like "Do I go to college or do I attend a trade school? What type of job do I need? Where do I live?" They even have to decide the food they eat while considering their health. These skills are truly transferable to their adult lives. We will also need some covers to keep the Fire Tablets protected and safe. That is also a lesson for the students to learn how to take care of their belongings.
There is no doubt we need to teach children how to be frugal about money, and how to make the right decisions to live a comfortable and productive life.
With this type of knowledge, my students can break the poverty cycle and maybe help their parents with some financial practices that will benefit their entire family.
PIease help me to provide my students the opportunity to discover and explore financial literacy through a virtual reality that comes really close to real life. These Fire Tablets will open another door into my students' prosperous future. They may even help their parents learn new money management skills. Please help!
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