Director of Teaching & Learning Miles Azzeh's Academic Spotlight: LES Third Grade Team
Our Lansing USD 469 teachers are incredible at engaging our students in fantastic learning opportunities to reach their full potential every day in our district. To highlight and bring recognition to this great work, Director of Teaching and Learning Miles Azzeh will be regularly shining a spotlight on a stand-out teacher through "academic spotlights."
January 28, 2022 Academic Spotlight by Mr. Miles Azzeh:
This week’s spotlight shines collectively on our 3rd Grade teachers at LES! Under the direction of teacher Amy Turner, the entire grade level embarked on an Economics unit where they learned about wants vs. needs, goods and services, and the concept of supply and demand. In class, students applied for jobs, and teachers held interviews. Positions included food stores, craft/toy stores, loan officers, and bank tellers. Once students were given their job placements, they met their coworkers, made signs for their shop, and filled out a loan application with a third-grade teacher. They also learned about interest, utilities, salary, and rent during this process.
The students culminated their learning with a field trip to the School of Economics in Blue Springs, Missouri. Students were given instructions and a job, had to collaborate on purchasing supplies and dividing duties, and had a great day learning about the inner workings of an economic system, from providing loans to cashing checks.
“This was an amazing, hands-on experience for our third graders," said Mrs. Turner. "They worked so hard. It was awesome seeing how well they worked together to produce their products. They took pride in their work and even went out to the other students on break and tried to get them to buy from their shop. They learned about economics firsthand and had a lot of fun doing it. A big shout out to the parents who went to help/work. This definitely wouldn’t have been the incredible experience it was without their help!”
Way to go, LES 3rd Grade teachers!