Saturday, November 24, 2012

$25 Giveaway for something you WANT/NEED

When we return from Thanksgiving Break we will be spending some time learning about wants and needs. I absolutely love this time. It's just perfect for the holiday season.We usually watch some Discovery Ed. videos, read books like If I Give a Mouse a Cookie and hold a Holiday Market for our parents to come shopping. For a complete list of appropriate read alouds click here.  I also use this week to complete my Wants and Needs booklet. It covers consumers, producers, wants/needs, and goods/services. After completing the wants/needs packet, we then brainstorm what goods we can make or what services we can provide. Our grade organizes a market for our parents to come shopping. You could also do it for your class, grade or whole school. We spend time making our goods and advertising our market. Last year my students had so much fun recording commercials and making our goods. You can let the parents do all the shopping or you can give students fake money. This year I'm even planning on a barter day where my students can trade items brought in from home. Has anyone done something like this? I'd love to know.

Here are some goods we've sold in the past:
notecards 
cookies 
chocolate dipped pretzels
chocolate dipped spoons
ornaments
wrapping paper (butcher paper stamped with stamps)
slime
oobleck- Grinch Slime
hot chocolate
lemonade




Most items are around $1. This way the students don't  have worry too much about change. You can invite parents, teachers, other students or have it just within your class.Last year my class raised over $300. We donated the money to a local charity. There are so many different twists you can do with Market! 

Here is a cute booklet on tpt that covers wants, needs, goods, services, consumers, producers and income. 

Do you want to win $25 to MPM supplies to buy something you WANT? You will also win this packet.You have three chances to enter.
1. Tell me something you WANT for Christmas.
2. Tell me something you NEED for your classroom.
3. Pin this packet and leave a comment saying you did.

I'll announce the winner Sunday afternoon so check back! 

58 comments:

  1. Something I WANT for Christmas is a tabletop pocket chart. Something I NEED for my classroom is a very good and quiet pencil sharpener. I pinned your packet!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  2. I love your wants and needs packet. Something that I WANT for Christmas is a Cameo. Something that I NEED for may classroom is to organize my supply closet so I can find what I need!! I pinned your packet.
    Crystal
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

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  3. I also love your packet. It's perfect! Something I want for Christmas is a good warm coat for yard duty.

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    ilovemyclassroom@ymail.com

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  4. Something I need for Christmas is a way to relax more. Stress does not like me, it makes me physically hurt.

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    ilovemyclassroom@ymail.com

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  5. Something I want for Christmas is a pair of TOMS shoes! Super cute and comfy!
    Liz
    Teaching in the Valley

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  6. Something I need for Christmas is time with my family. It's hard to be away from them!
    Liz
    Teaching in the Valley

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  7. I want a new bed set for my new bed :)

    Lauren
    Lauren.Kassner@smyrna.k12.de.us

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  8. For my classroom I NEED a new pencil sharpener :)

    Lauren
    Lauren.Kassner@smyrna.k12.de.us

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  9. I WANT some gift certificates for Christmas. I just love to shop!
    Teachin' First
    krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

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  10. I NEED a 2TB portable hard drive for Christmas. Some would argue this as a want, but really - I fill up zip drives sooo fast, I'm thinking this one would take me a while to fill up!
    Teachin' First
    krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

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  11. Hey friend! Something I want for Christmas, more relaxing at home family time, what I need is a GOOD pencil sharpener that works in the classroom, pin this fabulous packet? I already did!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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  12. I wana silhouette cameo. Ashleybowlesreed@hotmail.com

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  13. I need a pedicure for Christmas...lol. Ashleybowlesreed@hotmail.com

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  14. I pinned it here:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/60235713737618877/
    Teachin' First
    krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

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  15. What a cute pack and idea :) Something I want for Christmas is a Kindle Fire :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

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  16. Something I need for my classroom is more storage baskets. :) An organization freak like me can never have to many.

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

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  17. And my most recent pin of this product is here: http://pinterest.com/pin/287597126175999024/

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

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  18. I would really like to have my own digital camera at school. I miss out on too many picture opportunities!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  19. I pinned your packet on my Christmas at school board.

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  20. I need to finish up the job board in my classroom. This entails printing out student pictures at Walgreens and putting them on popsicle sticks. I can't think of any 1 item it need, just things I NEED to do. :)
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  21. I really, really, need cardstock for my classroom. I've been buying it quite a bit this year!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  22. Here's my pin:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/284289795199403564/
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  23. What I want for Christmas - a new friend.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  24. What I need for Christmas - my ankle to heal!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  25. I WANT an iPad!
    schewkinder@gmail.com

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  26. I NEED more emergent readers!
    schewkinder@gmail.com

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  27. I want an ipod for Christmas

    lucy_tumnus@yahoo.com

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  28. I want an Ipod for Christmas. lucy_tumnus@yahoo.com

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  29. I need center supplies and ink to print centers for Christmas. lucy_tumnus@yahoo.com

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  30. I pinned your packet.
    http://pinterest.com/lamppost628/

    lucy_tumnus@yahoo.com

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  31. We have done a bartering activity for my fifth graders for several years. We send home a note describing the activity. Then we talk about what at home we no longer need/use and would be of value to someone else. For example, something that is broken probably would not be of value to someone else. However, a pair of shoes that you've outgrown might be if they're still in good shape or hardly used. Then we have a time where three classes of kids can start making some deals. We usually allow thirty to forty-five minutes. Then we go back to our classes and share our deals. The kids really enjoy this activity. We will also be doing a market this spring in conjunction with our colonies unit and Junior Achievement, but the kids are allowed to keep the money (mostly to reimburse their parents). I will be posting more about these activities in the spring, but you can contact me if you'd like more information about how we do it.

    Want - A Cameo or a classroom iPad
    Need - The original 12' whiteboard that was supposed to be in my classroom instead of the 8' one I actually have.
    And I pinned your packet!

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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  32. I WANT so-oo many things on TpT!! Cant't wait 'til Cyber Monday!
    Julene
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  33. I WANT so-oo many things on TpT!! :)
    Julene
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  34. I NEED more memory on my hard drive!! :(
    Julene
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  35. I WANT so-oo many things on TpT!! Cant't wait 'til Cyber Monday!
    Julene
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  36. I'm so glad you did this post. I have your booklet and was going to use it in the Spring, when I normally cover Economics, but you're right...this is the perfect time of year for wants and needs. I am definitely going to try and cover it in the next few weeks before we get into Christmas/Hanukkah.

    On to the contest part! I NEED to come up with the deductible to fix my hubby's car (thank goodness they didn't total it).

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  37. I WANT more LED lights for my Christmas tree. We brought it home today and I strung two sets of lights around it...well, halfway around it! Ha!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  38. Oops, I wasn't a good "listener" before because I shared something I needed on the home front (I guess it is consuming all my thoughts at the moment). At school, I need a new pencil sharpener. The tray on mine pops out; so, if you don't push it in as you sharpen, the whole machine shuts down on you. Good times.

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  39. I want to have more confidence to do the things I want to do...but I am not sure Santa can bring that!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  40. In my classroom, I need more time or less to do. The powers that be tell us what we have to cover, but then don't give us the time to do it! (Or do it well, at least.)

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  41. I want new clothes for Christmas. I need colored ink for my classroom. I pinned your unit at http://pinterest.com/pin/267471665341023078/.

    Thanks:)
    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  42. Pinned ~ http://pinterest.com/pin/45247171227865347/
    schewkinder@gmail.com

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  43. I want a new camera bag!:)

    smontano9@cox.net

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  44. I want my family not to get sick for Christmas, especially the baby. I need a personal assistant and ink for my printer at school.

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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  45. Just pinned your packet! For Christmas I want time to relax & recharge. I need anew listening center for my first grade classroom. erinkaye4(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Something I want for Christmas is the Cameo Silhouette.
    lifeinspecialeducation@gmail.com

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  47. Something I need for my classroom: books. You can never have enough books!
    lifeinspecialeducation@gmail.com

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  48. I pinned your unit. http://pinterest.com/pin/220394975486028885/
    Lifeinspecialeducation@gmail.com

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  49. I want a new watch!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  50. I need some dry erase markers.

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  51. I pinned your packet to Pinterest. Looks great!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/34480753368613634/

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  52. I pinned the packet here:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/221450506648722363/

    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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  53. I want a Silhouette, really, really, really bad.

    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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  54. I need some creative storage items for my classroom.

    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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