The past couple of weeks have been super-busy in libraryland! Mrs. Deschamp and Ms. Bernstein brought their 8th grade students in to learn about the harsh realities of life and learning how to budget their money through a Google Apps project called the Game of Life. Students used their Explore test results to figure a job they would have then based all of their income decisions - such as buying a house, a car, etc. - on the amount on money they were making. Although it was fun for students to "dream" about that $6 million dollar home in Malibu or a $300,000 custom-desgined car, most of them learned very quickly that those items were well out of their budget. They created budget sheets and ultimately built a Google Sites page that incorporated all of their findings. A big shout out goes to Becky Johnson at East Middle School for initially creating the project and then sharing it with us!
|Sample of what students created for their Google Sites page|