Primary School Programs :: JA Ourselves

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JA Ourselves uses compelling stories read aloud by the volunteer, along with hands-on activities, to demonstrate helping, working, earning and saving.

 

It is a series of five activities recommended for students in First Year. The average time for each Session is 30 minutes.

 

The objectives listed beside each activity state the skills and knowledge students will gain.

 

 

Session One: Robbie's Trip to the Farm

The students are introduced to a storybook character and his visit to a family farm. Through a group discussion and by drawing pictures of their favourite animals, they discover that individuals make choices.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Recognise the role of self.
  • Appreciate individual choices.

Session Two: Angie and the Carnival

The students are introduced to a storybook character and her plans to earn money by making and selling crafts at a carnival.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Define money.  
  • Identify one form of money coins.
  • Differentiate coins.

Session Three: Charlie Plants a Garden

The students learn how the storybook characters work together to plant a community garden.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of working together. 
  • Discover rewards other than money.

Session Four: Meagan Buys a Present

Students recognise the importance of saving money to buy something they want through a story about a girl who must save to buy a birthday present.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of saving money. 
  • Identify a place where people save money.
  • Demonstrate how to save money.
  • Name something they would like to save for.

Session Five: Dylan and the New Playground

The students learn how the storybook characters save money to buy new playground equipment for their school.

Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Identify ways money can be used to benefit others.
  • Recognise the value of work.
  • Appreciate the importance of giving.

 

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