Thursday, January 8, 2015

Wants and Needs

During the school year, our social studies curriculum looks at economics, geography, citizenship and more in developmentally appropriate ways.  We often take pause after the holidays to differentiate between wants and needs, and think about how people's needs can vary depending on where they live.  We talked a lot today about how our needs here in Minnesota when it is -20 degrees are different from those who enjoy life in sunny Hawaii!

We read the book Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts, a wonderful story about a boy who desperately wants a pair of the newest sneakers, but really needs a pair of warm winter boots.

Our two piles of needs (hat and mittens included) and wants


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