Over a month ago, I wrote that our K/1 students were beginning to learn about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, and how this relates to our year long unit of study, Families & Homes. After much delving, sharing, drawing, reading and writing, our littles ones have an impressive understanding of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. While I wish you could spend an afternoon with my class, discussing their learnings, I’m hoping you see via some of their documentation, how their appreciation for their families has deepened.
Basic Needs (food, water, air)
Safety Needs (shelter, job)
Love & Belonging Needs (family, friendships)
Self Esteem Needs (confidence, encouragement)
Self Actualization – Doing what you love!
Many of the kids had huge realizations that many, if not most of the things they had already accomplished were a direct result of their supportive families and community.
“One of the goals of education should be to teach that life is precious.”
— Abraham Maslow