My students are the youngest learners in our public schools. They walk in my door for their first experience in the public school system. With a fun and energizing spirit, we strive to laugh and learn each day. We explore through books, writing, and lots of playing. They come from a wide range of backgrounds that allows us to share and learn culturally from each other.
Our school is very active in encouraging students to explore the world around them, from involvement in after-school sports to community service.
Our campus strives to create community and foster student growth outside the classroom. Students are given opportunities to participate in activities such as Battle of the Books, Science Fair, Oral Language, Student Council, Track Meet, SWAAT (Students with an Aptitude to Teach), Bank of America Speech Contest, and Student Valet.
So many adults struggle with money but we can change this by introducing our students to good money management at a young age. By giving students an opportunity to work with money on a daily basis, they will be exposed to how to count dollars and coins, saving versus spending and how to deposit and withdraw money needed.
By allowing students an opportunity to have a wallet of their own in the classroom, they can now be paid for their jobs with play money.
Then, students will have an opportunity to deposit money each week into the ATM and see how they can save their money. We can also incorporate the ATM into learning how to take money out and shop in our play grocery store.
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