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Today is the 100th Day of School. Hip, hip, horray!  We started our celebration early with a 100th day shopping spree on Monday.  I told each student they were getting $100 each to spend on some of their favorite internet sites (of my choosing).  After many cheers, I had to break the news that it was only pretend money.  Oh well, we still had a blast.  What girl wouldn't love the chance to shop Justice for everything that glitters and shines?  What boy wouldn't love the chance to shop for his favorite video game or team gear?
My kiddos were given a chart to track their spending and links to Justice, Academy Sports, and Toys R Us.  They went straight to work.  They were surprised at how difficult it was to spend as close to $100 as possible!  They had to estimate, find totals (addition), calculate amount spent (subtraction), and figure "buy one get one half off" sales-lots of math skills put to the test in a real life setting.
I had many students shopping the clearance links to spend that last dollar.  I loved hearing the math chatter around the room, kids discussing their budget and telling their friends what kind of deals they were finding was priceless.  You could just see the gears turning.  Loved it!  This lessons was a success!  

 


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Sonny
04/22/2013 10:19am

IT WAS SOOOOOO FUN I FOUND A TOMHAWK

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Andon
04/26/2013 2:45pm

Your class works very well according to the pictures on your we sight.

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Christina
06/03/2013 8:58am

I want to do it agan!!!

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