Our Week in Review:
UOI: This week the students chose a child right that they want to focus on for their Social Enterprise. After the break they will be put into groups and begin planning for Market Day.
We also had a learning summit where students presented on a topic of choice to a group of peers. They presented in a variety of formats. Some of them created digital books, others created movies, some used coding and others made slideshows. The students demonstrated significant improvement on their presentation skills.
Literacy: The students wrote response texts about one of the books they read for their reading challenge. They shared these book responses during our reading party on Friday. We then voted on our top 4D book choices to read during the holidays.
Math: We practiced adding with decimals. We applied these skills to our problem solving in which we planned what to purchase for the class party.
Purpose: Both of these games introduce students to the concept of profit and market forces. They also use addition and subtraction skills.
The students were introduced to lemonade stand this week and will be introduced to pizza shop after the break. If your children play the game, please ask them questions such as:
Why did you set the price to what you did? What do you think affected your profit? Did the sunny weather help you sell more lemonade or less? What decisions did you make to help you make more profit?