The Store is OPEN! Part Two!
Teacher: Amber Buchele
Cost: $230 or $210 if taking 2 or more classes per quarter. Can be split up into 3 equal payments
Mat Fees: $25
Homework: Yes, recommended but not required. Approximately 3-5 pages per week.
The Store is OPEN! is a year-long course; we will be continuing to practice our math fundamentals with an emphasis on consumer math for the winter and spring quarters. The fundamentals covered in this class will include: names, ordinal, and place values of numbers, counting, comparing and ordering, patterns and sequences, telling time, measurement and estimating. Using learning games, class projects, and interactive activities your child will better understand the essentials to math that they are learning while having fun.
Our class will be doing such things as making their own calendars, practicing reading time on analog clocks, and participating in the classroom store where they will practice buying items and making change! Subtraction and regrouping is much more fun when the cash register is involved! I’ve also planned outdoor activities that will involve full body learning such as Duck-Duck-Math, Wolfie Wolf, and Sidewalk Chalk Subtraction; as well as fun indoor games like bingo, Money Bags, and Old Maid-to practice double digit addition and subtraction, and then to move into regrouping, multiplication and division.
Parents can use any curriculum at home as this class will reinforce concepts generally found in the 1st – 3rd grade curriculum. I will be sending home work packets to further reinforce learning and while I love to glimpse how each child is doing with math outside of the classroom, homework is not a requirement.
Each day the kids will visit our class store, this involves counting coins and “buying” items. To begin, all the items are priced by the coins to get the children used to using quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. Since a lot of my students are not yet able to read, this activity requires one on one participation. I ask such questions as, “If you didn’t have these two nickels what other coin could you use to purchase the pie?” or “What 3 coins do you need to give me to buy the milk carton for 25 cents?” (I would like to add more items to our store, if you could ask your child what they'd like to buy and email a list of maybe 3 items it would be greatly appreciated). Another activity for this quarter will be diy calendars; this will encompass learning measurement using the days of the week, the date, the months, seasons and holidays to look forward to! Throughout the quarter we will also create a Winter Weather Pictograph to reinforce graphing and learn about weather patterns!