Help me give my students materials including money games, books, and puzzles, to establish financial literacy with the assistance of 5th and 6th grade mentors, as well as community member volunteers.
I teach in a rural, public elementary school. We keep class sizes small, with typically 15-20 students in each classroom. We are able to provide extracurricular sports, Destination Imagination, music and band. Usually I see many of my parents on a daily basis. I value the relationships I build each year with my students' parents.
It is the desire of our district and supportive community to provide all students the same opportunities, no matter what social or economic situation that may exist in our students lives.
Currently the poverty rate is at 51% in our district. I am proud to work for a district that offers free breakfast to all students, as well as an after school mentoring program for students with socio-emotional needs.
In my classroom the children are eager for knowledge. I incorporate kinesthetic, visual and auditory learning strategies for each lesson or topic. My personal goal is to teach to each students’ learning style, so they can continually feel academically successful. I am fortunate to have a group of students that are excited to gather knowledge, persevere and have a zest for learning!
Even at a young age, financial literacy is a fundamental concept for students to learn about. Beginning in first grade, the coins and their values are taught. In second grade we teach them how to count combinations of coins and bills. Students will need to learn to count by 5s and 10s prior to teaching coins. We will use the ten frames, number lines and rekenreks from this project to help with mastering those key skills. The magnetic coin sets will be used for whole class lessons on coin identification and value. With the help of 5th and 6th grade mentors, community volunteers and high school mentors these financial literacy books, coin equivalency puzzles and Making Cents Money game will help students gain an understanding of the values of coins, how to save money, how to earn money and needs versus wants. These financial literacy activities can be completed in small groups and be adapted to the different mathematical abilities.
Saving, spending, investing and donating money are all fundamental skills students should learn both at home and with academic instructions.
These games, puzzles and books will be a wonderful addition to use in the first and second grade classrooms to help build financial literacy. Thank you for considering to help my students with financial literacy!
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|Learning Resources Magnetic Ten-Frame Answer Boards, Set of 4 with 100 counters • Amazon Business||$23.49||3||$70.47|
|DD320X - Counting Money Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$36.99||1||$36.99|
|It's Not Fair!: A Book About Having Enough (Generous Kids) • Amazon Business||$11.12||3||$33.36|
|ETA hand2mind 20-Bead Mini Wood Rekenrek, Math Counting Frames (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business||$10.95||3||$32.85|
|Learning Resources LER6644 Giant Magnetic Ten-Frame Set, Set of 4 • Amazon Business||$15.99||2||$31.98|
|TT404 - Making Cents Money Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$24.99||1||$24.99|
|Educational Insights Big Money 3-D Magnetic Coins and Bills • Amazon Business||$24.99||1||$24.99|
|The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business||$7.95||3||$23.85|
|EE488 - Roll & Solve Money Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$19.99||1||$19.99|
|Kids Making Money: An Introduction to Financial Literacy (Start Smart: Money) • Amazon Business||$5.95||3||$17.85|
|Lily Learns About Wants and Needs (Cloverleaf Books - Money Basics) • Amazon Business||$5.87||3||$17.61|
|FF897 - Money Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|Didax Educational Resources 211418 Magnetic# Lines, Gr 1-2 • Amazon Business||$12.95||1||$12.95|
|Didax Educational Resources Magnetic# Lines Activity, Gr. 3-4 • Amazon Business||$12.95||1||$12.95|
|Ashley Productions U.S. Coins Math Die-Cut Magnet • Amazon Business||$9.46||1||$9.46|
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