It’s been a very exciting and busy week in 3C. The unit is getting really fun as we develop the classroom economy, whilst also provoking a lot of empathy and deep thinking about the challenges we face asa global economy and how fairness and sustainability are not always as simple to achieve as we might like. We were shocked to find out the differences in wage between small farmers, exporters, importers and supermarkets. We also found out about the range of factors that can affect farmers and just touched the surface of what fair trade cooperatives are.
We’ve also been having fun improving our persuasive skills and had a feverishly exciting word inquiry- finally discovering and proving why we use s/es for plurals. It’s also been a busy week for Math as we find new ways of representing multiplication and division that help us think in varied and flexible ways about numbers and operations.
Today the kids will bring home a form for a local trip in the week after the Tet break- we thank you for getting these back to us promptly.
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