Our Day Today!
This week we are learning all about Compound Words! We have done some really fun activities to learn and show how two different words can be combined to create one word with a whole new meaning!
I was able to spend some of my APEX money on these fun Story Wands for Reading Groups! We had a great time using them as pointers to follow along when reading and then answering the comprehension questions!
We have officially begun the next and last unit! We had a lesson on Needs and Wants today that reviewed some things we had already covered before. We worked together to find 3 needs in some photos on BrainPop Jr! We then got to create an AD for a "want" item and list reasons why people should buy the product.
We are studying Personal Finance this week, to go along with our Inquiry Unit. Today we covered to topic of "scarcity" and how not having enough of something that you want can cause some problems. We read a story about a family that had saved up all their money to go on a special vacations, BUT their television set broke and needed to be replaced. In order to replace the TV, the family would have to use their vacation money and not go on their Dream Trip that summer. The story talks all about the scarcity of money and how that led the family to having to make a tough decision and choose between a new TV or their vacation. We completed a "want" activity by writing the things that we want the most on a note card. These things had to be small enough to fit in your pocket. To show an example of scarcity, we all tried to fit all of our "wants" into one big pocket, drawn on the floor. Needless to say, we did not get that many "wants" in the pocket before it busted!