Wants And Needs Presentation


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This is the presentation I would present at a seminar on how to teach wants and needs to a kindergarten students.

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Wants And Needs Presentation

  1. 1. Today we will be covering how to  present the unit plan of wants and needs to a kindergarten class room.  We will go over the ASSURE Method, WV CSOs, different methods of presenting, new technologies that can be incorporated to better get the point across and a seven day example of a unit plan.
  2. 2. The best way to line out a lesson plan is  by using the Assure Method.  ASSURE stands for: › A- Analyze Learners › S- State Objectives › S- Select Media and Material › U- Utilize Media and Material › R- Required Learner Participation › E- Evaluate and Revise
  3. 3. The link to find the CSO by grade and  subject can be found at: http://wveis.k12.wv.us/Teach21/public/cso/ cso.cfm  The CSOs for the wants and needs portion of kindergarten social studies are: › SS.O.K.3.2 Discuss the basic needs of people (shelter, food, and clothing) and give examples of each. › SS.O.K.3.3 Discuss and give examples of economic concepts: needs and wants, exchange of money for goods and services, saving for the future.
  4. 4. There are different methods of  presenting wants and needs to a kindergarten class room.  You can find ideas online or in teacher planning books.  I would recommend staying away from abstract thinking. Children may have a hard time understanding that food is a need but candy is a want.
  5. 5. You don‟t want to weigh your lesson  down with technology, but you do want to use some to make it more exciting.  Some examples you can use are: › Document Camera › Smart Board › PowerPoint › And various websites
  6. 6. This is the unit plan that I used, you can  use this as an example but I encourage you to change it to match your classroom. I started by analyzing my learners. I know that  the lesson will be taught in a kindergarten classroom. Most of the students will be between 5 and 6. It will be an inclusive classroom with a variety of learners.
  7. 7. Next, I found the WV CSOs that matched  my lesson. They are: › SS.O.K.3.2 Discuss the basic needs of people (shelter, food, and clothing) and give examples of each. › SS.O.K.3.3 Discuss and give examples of economic concepts: needs and wants, exchange of money for goods and services, saving for the future.
  8. 8. I then selected my media and my materials. I chose to use:  Bulletin board (which I made on my own) › Work sheets (which I made) › Paper cups (to use as a “bank” for the children to learn to save money) › Quarters (to give the children as rewards so they can put them in their bank) › Candy (for the “shop” where they will get to spend their money at the end of › the week) Document Camera (for various activities) › Smart Board (for various activities) › PowerPoint (to outline the unit plan) › Markers (for decorating the cups) › Websites › www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=ded7d215102b49d5c09a&page=&  viewtype=&category= - 63k. (I will show this teacher tube video to the class. ) http://www.brainpopjr.com/socialstudies/economics/needsandwants/grownups.weml  . (This website will be great for students and parents alike. It has information for the parent, and interesting games for the children as well.) www.blogspot.com (I will make an account for each student and my blogs will be the  prompts. They will reply to my blogs. This will be used in place of a journal.
  9. 9. Day 1 will consist of an introduction to needs and wants,  and also an overview of what the students will be learning in the next 7 days. I will tell the students that „some things are must haves for survival, while others are not.‟ I will do all of that by using the PowerPoint presentation I created. I will pass out the paper cups to the students, and let them decorate those using the markers. I will then explain that „they will receive a quarter for good behavior, good grades, etc, so they learn how quickly they can save money to purchase necessities.‟ I will then provide the students with the definition and examples of „wants (something that is nice to have but is not necessary for survival) and needs (something you can‟t survive without)‟ written on the Smart Board.
  10. 10. On day 2 we will begin the day by asking each  student to rise and come to the Smart Board to draw one need or one want that they have came in contact with that day. I will have a line drawn splitting the Smart Board into 2 sections, on the right will be needs and on the left will be wants. They must draw the picture in the correct category. After they finish, I will split the class into two teams. I will choose teams by having the children count off as 1, 2. Each team will be given different wants and needs to Velcro onto the bulletin board. They will receive points for putting their item in the correct category.
  11. 11. Day 3 will begin with a discussion about the  bulletin board activity from the day before. I will ask questions like „Why is food a need?‟ and „Can some foods be considered wants?‟ After that, they will complete worksheet number 1, which I made. It asks them to draw pictures of wants and needs, they will do this on their own.
  12. 12. On Day 4 we will discuss the worksheet  from the day before; I will display the correct answers on the document camera. This will give the children an opportunity to correct any wrong answers they may have. I will ask them „why certain answers are wants and certain ones are needs.‟ I will then show the TeacherTube video and ask the students to do a blog entry on what their thoughts on the video are.
  13. 13. On Day 5, I will have the students share their  blog entries with the class. I will display each student‟s blog entries on the Smart Board. The student will read their entry and then they will choose someone to go next. When they finish I will ask them to complete worksheet number 2, which I created. It asks them to tell which want and need are most and least important, they will do this on their own.
  14. 14. The students will begin by reviewing their work  sheets from the previous day, on day 6, by comparing their answers to my answers that will be displayed on the document camera. They will have a chance to correct any wrong answers. They will then complete worksheet number 3, which I created. It asks them to connect the word want to the wants and the word need to the needs, they will do this on their own. Once they complete it, they will share their answers with the class by displaying their worksheets on the document camera.
  15. 15. On the final day of the unit plan the  students will begin by counting how much money they have accumulated since day one. With that money, they will have a chance to buy their needs at my „shop.‟ After each student has purchased food, water, clothing and shelter they can take the remaining money and spend it on wants, such as candy and toys.
  16. 16. The activities I have planned are both active and interactive.  Its active because I am letting the child go up to the Smart Board and present their information, they also have a chance to get up and move while playing the game with my bulletin board and also to come to the shop. It‟s interactive because there is a lot of student involvement by presenting the blogs on the Smart Board and by presenting their documents on the document camera. The students will be using their own skills to acquire the correct information. They will have to do their worksheets and write their blog entry on their own. The activities cater to a diverse group of learning styles. Visual learners will benefit by the definitions being on the Smart Board, auditory learners will benefit by the definition being stated and by the other students reading their answers and kinesthetic learners will benefit by playing the games and going to the shop.
  17. 17. To ensure that my unit plan aligns with the WV CSO I  always double check my activities and rewrite them in as the CSO itself. For this unit plan mine looked like this: › SS.O.K.3.2 I will discuss the basic needs of people (shelter, food, and clothing) and give examples of each. This will be done through the PowerPoint I am showing on day 1, the work sheets, which are used on days 3, 5 and 6; the Smart Board, which is used on days 1, 2, and 5; and the bulletin board activity, which I will use on day 2. › SS.O.K.3.3 I will discuss and give examples of economic concepts: needs and wants, exchange of money for goods and services, saving for the future. This will be done by providing students with quarters for good behavior and letting them purchase things at the „shop‟ on day 7.
  18. 18. I hope my sample unit plan helps you in  your own classroom.  If you plan your unit plan using the ASSURE method you wont go wrong!