Students in my kindergarten classroom come to school excited about learning. Most of my students come from low-income families, and all the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch. This background can mean that students’ families cannot afford to purchase needed school supplies.
My students deserve to receive the best education possible so that they are able to succeed in school and in life.
These boys and girls have such awesome attitudes, and they try their best every day!
My kindergarten students learn best through play activities, such as dramatic play. They also love telling stories. If you were in my classroom at the beginning of a school day, you would find that each of my students could easily talk to you for at least an hour about what has happened in their lives, since they left school the previous day.
I am requesting a puppet theater, twelve hand puppets, and a read-aloud book, so my students can use their love of dramatic play and stories to explore wants versus needs.
This concept can be challenging for kindergarten students since they think that whatever they want is what they need. I will use the read-aloud book to introduce the concept and begin a discussion with the students about what they actually need. Then, they will work together to create puppet shows in which they demonstrate their understanding of wants versus needs.
By donating to my project, you would be helping my students begin to understand the important concept of spending money on needs and only a few wants, so you have money left over to save for a rainy day and to share with others in need. Thank you for taking the time to read my project idea!
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