INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Reading, writing, arithmetic and the Kansas City Chiefs.
An independence teacher is making boss success a part of her lesson plans to keep students interested in learning.
Becca Jacob is a second grade teacher at Fairmount Elementary School in Independence.
When the Chiefs started winning, he came up with the idea of making his students have some fun and learn at the same time.
“I’ve been a lifelong Chiefs fan, so I wanted to bring it to life for my students. They show grit every day in the classroom and we see the Kansas City Chiefs show grit on the field, so I wanted to put two and two together and bring this lesson to life,” said Becca Jacob, a teacher at Fairmount Elementary School.
The students in his class are working together to solve math problems involving the Bosses. Each student has a worksheet that deals with grouping and grouping problems. Students work in pairs to answer three problems at a time.
For each worksheet they complete, students earn a piece of a player, such as a helmet, jersey, and shoes.
When a team solves all the problems on the sheet, they can color in the player and turn him into their favorite Chiefs player.
One person on the Chiefs roster is a favorite.
“I pick number 15 because he’s usually so fast and he’s the quarterback who passes to a lot of people and runs pretty fast,” said student Mateo Gonzalez Casas.
Jacob says he also encourages his students to give their player a pep talk.
Mateo said he would just tell Mahomes “go Chiefs!”