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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Flea Market Math - We Need Items to Buy and Sell!

Our math groups will be starting to practice money skills this week. With my group, that will mean writing money amounts using proper notation, adding and subtracting money, counting piles of change, as well as making change from a dollar. We'd like to reward all their hard work by having a "flea market" day. All children in first and second grade, no matter their math group, will participate in the very special and always popular activity. However, we need your help - and your junk!

This is how it will work:

Starting Tuesday, please bring in unwanted junk. This should include cheesy McDonald toys, little hot wheel cars, plastic jewelry/trinkets - you get the idea. Clean out those toy chests and closets! The more stuff we collect, the more fun the activity is. We will price all items between 1 - 25 cents.

On Monday, February 9, we will have our flea market! Each child should bring in a $1.00 bill and a shopping bag. We will draw names, and each person in turn will get the opportunity to purchase one favorite item. After the most desired items are purchased, then additional turns will be given until everything is gone.
Please join me in welcoming Irma and Flo, our sassy and brassy cashiers, back to run the flea market. It will be a lot of fun!

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