The Store is OPEN!
Teacher: Amber Buchele
Class Fees: $235 or $215 if taking 2 or more classes
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 spring quarter. 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 enjoying their time!
Our class will be doing such things as strengthening their understanding of calendars using the calendars that we made in the winter quarter, practicing reading time on analog clocks, creating a measurement journal, rehearsing skip counting, 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, like Duck-Duck-Math and Wolfie Wolf, that will involve full body learning; 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. Homework is not a requirement, however if they turn it in they get to pick an item from the treasure box!
Each day the kids will visit our class store, this involves counting the coins in their wallets and “buying” items, for the final quarter I hope to be at a stage where I can introduce prices over $1. I will ask such questions as “Do you have enough small coins to exchange for a dollar?” and “How many dimes would you need if you could only use dimes to buy the orange juice for $1.40?”
Throughout the spring quarter we will measure new items using various methods of measurement; from using our hands to a ruler, to create our measurement journals.
We will also be playing KABOOM! a game made from popsicle sticks and math problems that vary from 10+12 to reading the number word.