From cute little veggies, to successful entrepreneurs all in one week! After working hard on producing inventive products using capital, natural and human resources as well as earning “coins” over the last two weeks, Williams’ Market opened for business today. We talked about supply and demand, scarcity and bartering. The kids became consumers as their classmates sold products to them. At the end, once everyone had spent their money they were given the option to barter. It was an awesome way to connect all of our economics terms to real life. We had a great time and I was so impressed with what a wonderful job everyone did!
This year the Librarians of the Henrico County Public Schools and Public Library have joined together to develop suggested reading lists for Henrico elementary students. These lists include a mix of both classic and newer titles and authors, fiction and nonfiction/informational books, and series designed to appeal to those readers who love to immerse themselves in stories and worlds that continue book after book. The booklists also reference a number of websites and online resources devoted to young readers and their families. All of the titles and series listed are available at the Henrico County Public Library, and the Children’s Librarians of HCPL are always ready with additional suggestions and booklists.
Although all of the books suggested on the booklists are recommended, the lists are in no way exhaustive and are meant only to provide a starting place, for those who’d like one, for summer recreational reading. HCPS does not require students to read certain books or even a certain number of books over the summer. The only expectation is that students DO READ—read what they want to read, exploring the topics that fire their interests and fuel their imaginations.
Over the past few weeks, we have been watching the different stages of the butterfly life cycle right before our eyes in our classroom! We started with 10 larva munching there way into their chrysalis and then emerging as beautiful butterflies. It has been such an awesome experience for the kids (and myself) to watch what we had just learned. On Thursday, we released our butterflies into our school garden full of milkweed,