My class is a wonderful mixture of kids from a high poverty area. My students are African American, Hispanic, and Caucasian and attend a Title I School. They have hard-working families who want their child to have a great future.
My kids are awesome because they all have different strengths!
They enjoy working in groups and with hands-on materials. They need to make connections between school learning and life skills.
Many of my students are in Tier reading and math groups and need extra encouragement to push themselves. It's amazing to see their faces light up when they grasp new concepts that they struggled with.
My class loves Andrew Clements novels! The characters and plots are realistic and easy to relate to. There are great lessons to be learned by kids through reading these books.
My students need to read Lunch Money to learn real life lessons about financial literacy and money management.
The book is about a kid who starts a business at school to make money. He is not allowed to have this business and has to correct his mistakes and find a new way to earn money. My students would learn a lot from reading this and realize that there are creative ways to make money. They also need to know that not all ways are acceptable and that rules need to be followed in business.
The novel Lunch Money would be such an awesome way for my students to learn about finances through literature!
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