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Ourselves uses compelling stories read aloud by the volunteer, along with hands-on activities, to demonstrate helping, working, earning, and saving.
Following participation in the program, students will be able to:
- Develop and understand personal characteristics, including self-concept, taking responsibility, cooperating with others, making decisions, and setting personal goals.
Session Titles and Summaries
Session One: Robbie’s Trip to the Farm
Students are introduced to a storybook character and his visit to a family farm. Through a group discussion and drawing pictures of their favorite animals, they discover that individuals make choices.
Session Two: Angie and the Carnival
Students are introduced to a storybook character and her plans to earn money by making and selling crafts at a carnival.
Session Three: Charlie Plants a Garden
Students learn how the storybook characters work together to plant a community garden.
Session Four: Megan Buys a Present
Students recognize the importance of saving money to buy something they want through a story about a girl who must save to buy a birthday present.
Session Five: Dylan and the New Playground
Students learn how the storybook characters save money to buy new playground equipment for their school.
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