Hello, reader. It's been a while! Today's post will be a collection of galleries showing the students engaged in various activities from December. With the craziness of the holidays and my being at a conference for a couple of days, I haven't gotten around to properly blogging about these activities and posting pictures. But they are certainly worth mentioning, so here they are:
In this activity, the students used play-doh to create an object that is scarce. After sharing their reasoning, they were then challenged to create an item that was more scarce. Afterwords, they wrote down what capital, human, and natural resources they used to create their scarce item. This activity served as an informal assessment for me to see how well they are progressing in their understanding of economics.
Pajama and Electronics Party
This one's pretty self-explanatory. The 3rd graders had fun enjoying their reward for "filling each other's buckets." If you've never heard that phrase before, ask your 3rd grader! Bucket-filling is a social-emotional skill we practice every day.
Little people, big minds.