Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day

Photo taken by Andrew Harnik, Washington Times, at Arlington National Cemetery 

Memorial Day is not only about BBQs and the start of summer. It is not all about sales and being at the beach.
So what is Memorial Day?
Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their county, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military- in wartime or peacetime. (Taken from

It's a day to remember those who died.

Photo taken by Pete Marovich 
Brittany Jacobs of Hereford, N.C., hugs her 17-month old son Christian at her husband, Marine SGT Christopher Jacobs' gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day at in Arlington, Va.
It's a tough day to explain to kids.
But I think it's important to talk about it. Talk through it.
That way they will know. They won't think it's all about cookouts and the start of summer. Or that it's only about blowout sales.
Here are some resources.
CNN is honoring 100 faces in 100 hours
10 Memorial Day Traditions more meaningful than BBQs
I hope you have a peaceful, blessed, and fun day tomorrow. And I hope we all take at least a moment to remember why we have the day off.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Musical Chairs Economics Review

When the music stopped, an economics term was randomly selected. The child sitting in that chair had to provide an example... or they were out. The students who were out also had the opportunity to earn a spot back in the game. We played two rounds: one round focused on a pizza business and the other was based on a dog walking business.

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Florida Geography Games

I am very proud of how hard everyone worked on their games! We have enjoyed adding to our Florida geography knowledge by playing them.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lemonade Economics

The class' most important natural resource

Squeezing, measuring, mixing, taste testing...

Open for business!

Second grade consumers

More competition arrives... frozen yogurt

Happy with our successful day

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