## Sunday, September 27, 2009

### Math: Our Bank and Store

In your child's Math and ELA classrooms this year, they are earning money! In Math, students are earning CHAMPS bucks! It's just one more of our sneaky little ways to cover the standards while we are having fun. (MA.2.G.5.3 Identify, combine, and compare values of money in cents up to \$1 and in dollars up to \$100. MA.2.A.6.1 Solve problems that involve repeated addition. and MA.2.A.2.1 Recall basic addition and related subtraction facts.)

Your child starts each day that he or she comes to school with \$2. For making good choices, students can earn more money throughout their time in Math. At the end of each Math period, students deposit their money in our class bank. They must keep an accurate account log book and are even subject to bank account checks to determine if they have keep accurate records.

Each Wednesday, students have the opportunity to go to the store. At the store, they can choose to spend any or all of their money earned throughout the week by purchasing or renting something, or save up for a high ticket item. Students run both our bank and store each week for extra practice counting out money and making change.

Students: What has been your favorite thing purchased or rented at the store?

1. The favorite thing I have purchased is the glitter pencils. I hope to save up enough to buy a pass to lunch bunch!
From, Chloe L

2. Definitely the LEGOS!!!
Blane

3. My favorite was definitely the mysterybox!Peter

4. I've been saving all my money, but I think "teacher assistant" is the coolest! I'm saving my money to do that.
Julianna C.

5. I am saveing for a BIG thing :) faith

6. I love the LEGOS but I know there are more things to purchase!

Davis

7. Hi Mrs.Lipsky it's me Ferney heard your giving out champs buck.My reading teacher gives our classes BRAIN BUCKS.Your pupils really enjoy getting champs buck.I think teachers give out champs bucks to help thier students concentrate more and make them do the right thing. Write me back -FERNEY

8. i loved that in 2nd garde it was the best part

kenny y.

9. I absolutely love the class store, not only because it is such a positive reinforcement system, but it also teaches kids to keep accurate records and save money. Carter talks about it often and was stoked to save for teacher chair and teacher assistant. I would love for more teachers to check out your system and implement it on a bigger level across our school.

10. i am saveing money for luch buch. dayana p

11. Dear Mrs.Ross and Miss.Russell,
I love the teacher's helper and lunch bunch! Those are some creative ideas! I like helping out with you guys! It's such a fun thing to buy at store but you have to remember to save up to what you want!
from,
Chelsea

12. im saveing up for a BIG BIG thing :] Payton Martin

13. im saveing up for a big thing!!!!! from payton;]

14. I'm getting teacher assistant!!!!!! love Payton lol!

15. YOUR THE BEST TEACHERS IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!! love Payton .M.

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