What's All The Money About?
Every day students hold jobs in the classroom community. Each job is a paid position and students receive money that can be deposited into their "Kid bank" account which is an electronic banking system.
Throughout each week, students can earn bonuses for any number of positive things. For example: following rules, showing good character, putting extra effort into school work, and being responsible. Fines are also given to students when they break rules in our community of learners. For example: being dishonest, disrespectful, off-task, not putting away materials, and being unprepared.
So if you want to know how your child's day went then just ask, "How much bonus money did you get today?" or "How much money were you fined today?"
Once students have been learning the many "real-world" concepts that could never be taught as effectively in a textbook, they will get to be true consumers! The class store is ultimately used to teach economic lessons that include decision making, opportunity cost, supply and demand, and inflation.
We are always in need of donations of new or gently used small items to help supply the class store. If you would like to contribute please send these items in. Thanks for your support!