Chandler Woods Charter Academy third-grade students have been studying the economy, goods and services and on Friday, May 27, they demonstrated what they’ve learned. All the youngsters have applied and interviewed for “jobs” in their classrooms for Market Day. They set up booths and sold food, bookmarks, flower pots, jewelry, and applied make-up and gave manicures for teachers, family and classmates. The students earned “paychecks” for their “jobs” and paid pretend taxes, rent and fines—just like the real world! All their leftover money went into their “savings account” or was to be spent at the class store. Friends and family who attended Market Day received money to spend as they wished at the marketplace. This dynamic, fun and educational event was tons of fun for friends, family and students as they wrapped up the school year.
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Chandler Woods Charter Academy students recently had their very own “Art Prize” at the school. Students were encouraged to make and enter a piece of art, which were voted on to determine “winners.” There were so many good choices to pick from, but these ended up being the top three winners: the first-place winner was Joe Stuart for the pencil drawing of the flag raising WWII, second place was Carter Smith with the “Robot Ate His Homework,” and there was a tie for third place with two horse drawings, Emma Jane Andrew with a close-up in magic marker and Violet Kagey with a colored-pencil drawing.
Nationally acclaimed youth speaker Mark Brown came to Chandler Woods Charter Academy recently to talk to the middle school students about bullying. With his “tell it like it is” approach, Brown challenges some of the most serious problems in the schools today. Chandler Woods is a “bully-free” school, so it helped the students to see and hear how bullying has its effects on other students. Brown leaves a positive message to young people as he visits schools all over North America in hopes that it makes for a better life for students.