"My students make me feel proud. People always say one person can't make a difference, but I have proof that these kids have made a difference." -Michelle Roosma
My students are very curious and energetic ... most importantly they are passionate about learning, just as I am about teaching them.
I teach in a Title I school where about 90% percent of my students are English Language Learners and come from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. One hundred percent of my students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch.
My main goal as an educator is to provide the best learning experience for all of my students, especially my students who are ADHD, have learning disabilities, and have special needs. I will always work hard to bring my students new, engaging, fun, creative, and hands-on lessons so they can focus more and achieve in school.
I would like to teach my kindergartners more about financial literacy by understanding wants vs needs through dramatic play using a flannel board.
I want my students to recognize that all people have wants and needs.
For them, their family will provide whatever they want or need for them. However, I want them to understand that not all students have their needs met and certainly not their wants because some families do not have money for it.
I am requesting two flannel boards so I can use it to explain the difference between needs and wants, as well as price and value of things. By examining the concept of "needs vs. wants," students learn that the things that make us happy are not necessarily things that cost money.
Afterwards, we will create and write real life scenarios and stories.
Then, students can use the flannel board story kits and flannel board to act out the stories with other classmates. Role playing real life scenarios of wants vs needs will allow my students to become immerse and truly have a deeper understanding of financial literacy.
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