unit product and consumer

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  1. JaimeMarie

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    I get to make a unit on product and consumer. Anyway know of good books?
     
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    So you have any books on how products are manufactured? I found a set at a thrift store last summer. They would really work well.
     
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    I like "Charlie Needs a Cloak" You can get the book from the library, or download the video from United Streaming. It shows using wool as a resource for making a product. Charlie is both the producer and the consumer, so it keeps it simple.
     
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    I don't have any books. I swear my room was raided a few years ago (before the teacher before me got the room). So there isn't much left. I don't even have many big books.

    I'll look both of those up. Just seems so weird to be teaching about product and consumer to kindergartners.
     
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    Remember when Mr. Rogers used to visit different factories to show kids how products were made? Of course not; you are too young.
     
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    I watched Mr. Rogers. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, in the neighborhood in the the NEIGHBORHOOD! He always changed his shoes and put on his sweater vest. And talked to trains or something. Yup that is all I remember.
     
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    Do you want me to send you my books?
     
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    I didn't use many books for my economic unit. I did use the story of the Elves and the Shoemaker. The only problem is that all the books I could find were not appropriate because of the pictures. I ended up using a website that had an online version of the book. Much better illustrations.
     
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    How about running a restaurant? Have the parents bring in bagels, cream cheese, fruit, juice, bread and butter. The kids can make "menus" (math, LA), invite a first grade class to come to the restaurant. Your class can be the waitstaff (social studies, money math), the cooks (science), and can graph the usage of bagels, fruit, etc (more math). Fun!
     
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    I did do a class store. Students earned money at the beginning of the week. The rest of the week I had things set up to buy. They could buy lunch with me, but then they wouldn't have enough money to buy things like a special pencil. On the first day the kids wanted to buy everything they could. I had to remind them that the next day something new might be on there, and they couldn't buy it if they didn't have enough money. It was quite fun to watch my students spend their money wisely.
     
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    That was one of my favorite shows. I still remember him going to the crayon factory.
     
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    Yes, the crayon factory! I loved that one. The violin maker, too.
     
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    Those were the best! What about a book like A New Coat for Anna- her mom goes to the sheep farmer for wool, a weaver to turn it into fabric, a tailor to make a coat..etc
     
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    I have that one, too, Jaime.
     

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