This week we held our first annual Second Grade Market Day with Mrs. Lance's class! Students picked goods or services to provide and worked for several to produce these goods before the Market Day. They made plans for how they would make the good or service, set a fair price and made advertisements. Throughout the week, students also earned "Cowboy Bucks" with their behavior chips to spend on Market Day. On Wednesday, we set up "Young Market," and Mrs. Lance's class came to shop! Our class then went nextdoor to "Lance Market" to spend our own money for specialty goods and services. After final sales, we discussed what was successful and what we could have done differently to make our products sell better.
We've been learning about Urban, Rural and Suburban communities in Social Studies. We made murals of three different regions (mountain area, plains, and near water) and incorporated all three types of communities into the regions. They turned out great!
Today was a special day for us--we had an ice cream party! More important though, we celebrated our generosity for those less fortunate children in Guatemala who started school for the first time. Between our 23 students, we donated 534 books, hats and stuffed animals to bring smiles to children's faces many, many miles away from us. Mrs. Pat Lehman, the organizer of the fundraiser and one of the people responsible for opening this new school, shared some pictures and stories from her trip to Guatemala that we viewed during the ice cream party. She gave us a glimpse into the daily lives of these children. This slideshow has pictures from the planning meetings for the school's opening, as well as the opening day!
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