We had a great day. Our new kids made their calendar pictures, Mrs Kenyon cooked Chocolate Cake with some of the kids and Mrs Ruawai taught a art workshop to make Emus. We also had Jump Jam, Smart Moves AND Piako 2 Whanau. We love Fridays!
We have started to learn about money. Yesterday we had a whole lot of activities to choose from to help us learn about money. We also had some activities that taught us about tally charts because we are going to conduct surveys and ask kids who would like to buy our products. That way we will make sure that we make enough products for our customers demand.
We also talked about our Needs and Wants. For example we WANT ice cream but we don't NEED it! We do NEED things like fresh air and water and food. We had pictures that we had to classify into whether they are a NEED or WANT.
You can help us at home by getting us to read prices at the supermarket or in our junk mail. We can practice counting our pocket money. We could even do a few jobs at home to earn some money.
Late last term, Jacob shared the story of his sister Ryleigh with the class. Ryleigh is in Starship Hospital. Some of Jacob's friends decided to make her some letters to decorate her room with.
Over the holidays Jacob went up to Auckland to visit Ryleigh and he stayed with his family at Ronald McDonald House. The class were trying to think of some way that we could help the Carter family. After some 'Wondering' yesterday the children think it would be a nice idea to make some crafts and run a Market Day at school and donate the money to Ronald McDonald House.
Today we looked at the types of crafts we thought other children might like to buy from us. We are going to have to do a lot of learning about budgeting and money to make our Market successful.
Well done to Bentley, who raised the most money from the Year Twos in the PTA's Pie Drive. Ms Harnett and Anna from the PTA, came to class to award Bentley his prize. Congratulations Bentley. We are so proud of you!