For the last 2 weeks we have been learning about “Needs and Wants” in social studies with the first graders. They began to understand what we Need to survive and what we Want to have personally. They realised that we need clean water to drink, suitable clothing, healthy food to eat, family and friends for love and care and a roof over our heads. They also found out for other people in other countries count those things as luxuries.
Then the understanding that a TV, computer games and junk food were things they wanted to have but are not needed to live. Check out the pinboard outside Sophie’s class and you can see the results of what the children deemed to be their Needs and Wants.