GMLS students start early to learn about personal finance and the world of business! Just this past week, 2nd graders had an economics lesson co-taught by parents Lindy Benson (who is also an MUS teacher of Economics) and Sonia Steinway. The second graders’ economics unit focuses on learning about different businesses in a community. Students are exploring production methods through a simulation game, and they are learning about taxes, decision making and how money flows in an economy.
In first grade, students will be learning about needs and wants and exploring the ways that families plan for and acquire goods and services. Third graders will be learning about characteristics of cities, the importance of economic exchange and how people and businesses manage their money. Fourth graders learn about how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services, including fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and how to track revenue and expenses.
Earlier in the school year, fifth graders learned how to operate banks, manage restaurants, write checks and participate in their civic duties through a 13-week BizTown experience. Currently, the fifth graders are preparing to launch their “Epic Eggs” business in which they will care for hens, and then package and sell the eggs. They have been hard at work preparing the area in the garden and then gathered today at school to assemble the chicken coop. More news to come on this exciting initiative!!
Golda Meir Lower School is soon to become one of the only schools in the nation in which every language arts teacher is trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading. Why are we making this particular investment in professional development? For three reasons: To enhance our teachers’ specialized skills and knowledge to support every kind […]
This week, the fifth graders had an incredibly special opportunity to listen to a Holocaust survivor speak. Bea Karp (known as “Aunt B”) is the great-great-aunt of 2nd grader Myles Cohn and 3rd grader Elia Cohn. We were joined by many members of the Cohn family to hear her story. Aunt B has made it […]
GMLS students start early to learn about personal finance and the world of business! Just this past week, 2nd graders had an economics lesson co-taught by parents Lindy Benson (who is also an MUS teacher of Economics) and Sonia Steinway. The second graders’ economics unit focuses on learning about different businesses in a community. Students […]
A US study published in the journal of Science last year revealed that “girls feel less smart than boys by the age of 6” (Bian, Leslie, Cimpian, Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children’s interests, Science, Vol. 355, Issue 6323, pp. 389-391, 27 Jan 2017). “The study itself surmises that these stereotypes […]
Upcoming Community Events: JCompany presents Les Miserables: Do you hear the people sing __________________________ LES MISERABLES January 12-28, 2018 Do you hear the people sing?! The epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. Epic and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has […]