Saturday, January 1, 2011

Needs and Wants

Christmastime seems like the perfect time to consider the differences between "wants" and "needs." That's what the second graders did as we read Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts. This is a thought provoking book about a boy who begins his story with, "I have dreams about those shoes. Black high-tops. Two white stripes." He deals with embarrassment and disappointment, but he demonstrates caring and generosity. After some discussion and thinking, each second grader added to a list of wants and needs, and that list was used to create a wordle. Interesting and FUN!

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