"Do we have to leave?" Our students are funny, compassionate, and imaginative children that enjoy exploring new skills and developing their literacy skills. They attend an elementary school in the Kensington section of Northern Philadelphia.
The room buzzes throughout the day as they laugh, sing, and share with their peers.
They are a thoughtful, loving, and hardworking bunch, excited to learn and grow. While they are motivated by their dreams and engaged by the opportunities presented to them, due to economic challenges within the community, school, and district, our resources are limited. As their teacher, I struggle to provide sufficient and enriching supplies that will support holistic learning. However, at our school, we are resourceful and do with what we have, but our students deserve and require more.
To be literate encompasses a variety of factors in life.
While we focus on academic and technological literacy at school, it is best and wise to set up our students with a strong foundation of financial literacy.
I am requesting games and literature that teaches our students about spending, savings, investments, and entrepreneurship. It is crucial for our students to learn about creating their own wealth and developing a sound understanding of how finances works. We hope to gain a few games that will challenge their thinking on spending and saving money, calculating the exact change, as well as brainstorming their entrepreneurial ideas.
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