This term we are learning about the concept of NECESSITY.
Through our investigations, we hope to answer the following questions:
- What is the difference between needing something and wanting it?
- Why are some communities more likely to produce food than others?
- Who and what are involved in items getting into a shop?
Here are some of our ideas about needs and wants…
“Need is something important, want is something you would enjoy.” (Misha)
“If you need something, it means like food, you always need food. If you want something you can only get it if you’re lucky.” (Ethan)
“Needs are stuff that you really need, like you can’t survive without it and want is something that you don’t really need. For an example, you don’t really need chocolate or chocolate milk in your life.” (Sanyo)
“You might need something and you get it. But you might want something and you don’t get it. So it is important that you get what you need, not just what you want.” (Taylah)
During our excursion to Woolworths and the Markets we searched for items we ‘need’ and ‘want’, as well as things that are ‘raw’ and ‘ready’.
It was lots of fun hunting for different shopping items and then comparing them to the cheaper or more expensive options! We saw plenty of interesting things and have had much to talk about back at school.
Thank you so much to our wonderful parent helpers who made our shopping excursion a great success!