Bardes Bulletin

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APRIL 27, 2015

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This week our spotlight is on our friend Skylar. Here are some fun and interesting things about her.


Skylar's birthday is on May 22. She has three brothers and one sister. Skylar's favorite color is green. Her favorite food is pizza. Skylar enjoys watching TV when she is not in school. Skylar's best friend is Zoey. Her favorite subject in school is Math, her favorite special is Art, and recess is her favorite part of the school day. Indoor Recess has been Skylar's favorite part of first grade so far. When she grows up Skylar wants to be an artist because she is "already drawing good and already an artist". Some of her friends describe Skylar as "funny", "happy", and "helpful". We are so lucky to have Skylar in our class!

1.E.1 Understand basic economic concepts.

This week the first graders will
1.E.1.2 Identify examples of goods and services in the home, school and community.

They will be able to summarize the various ways in which people earn and use money for goods and services.
They will understand that people often depend on jobs and other sources to earn money so they can contribute to the production and exchange of goods and services.
The first graders will know:
  • people use money they earn to buy goods and services
  • businesses incur costs by hiring individuals and earn revenue by selling goods and services
  • individuals earn income by working for various businesses
  • how to distinguish between goods and services
  • individuals receive income by working at a job
  • the difference between income and money
  • people make decisions about jobs based on education, skills, interests, etc

TEST Monday

For the test on Monday, the first graders need to know:

1. Definitions:

Goods: Things people make or grow to sell

Services: Kind of work people do for money

Producer: Someone who makes or grows goods OR someone who offers services

Consumer: Someone who buys goods or services

Workers: People who make or grow goods or provide services

Money: What people use to pay for goods or services

Spend: When you give or use money to pay for a good or service

Income: The money that you earn working at a job

2. Be able to identify examples of Goods and Services

a. Goods: apple, toys, clothes, video game, water bottle, shoes

b. Services: Hair cut, car mechanic, bus driver, police officer, babysitter

3. Be able to give reasons why people choose their job:

money, interest (because they like it), location (close to home or they like working at the beach or in the city)

4. Know places people can buy goods:

stores, yard sales, fairs, outdoor markets/stands

5. Know how producers and consumers impact goods and services:

Ex: you don’t see Christmas trees out in the stores in July

Ex: you don’t see turkey decorations out in February


Thank you in advance for sending in items we need for the classroom.
  1. pencil top erasers
  2. treasure box items


  • Thank you to the parents who were able to join us for our field trip on Friday. All of the first graders had a wonderful time and this would not have been possible without you!
  • The Lost and Found is over-flowing. Please remind your first grader to check for missing items.
  • Please remember to check the 2015 - 2016 FA school calendar when planning vacations for next year.
  • Please help your first grader to remember to turn in their Falcon Mall "job application" if they have not yet done so. Our Falcon Mall is scheduled for IOWA week, May 18-22. As a reminder, this activity culminates our History unit on Economics where the boys and girls will be studying concepts like goods/services, wants/needs, and division of labor. After studying this material, the classroom will become a "Mall" where the students will apply the economic skills they have learned. They will work in one of four departments (Men's, Women's Accessories, or Toys) to produce different items, earn "Bardes Bucks" for their hard work, and then use their money at the end of the week to purchase the items created.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

See below for all of the upcoming events this quarter.

Yearbook Ordering Deadline

Thursday, April 30th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Yearbook sales will be online ONLY from
October 1, 2014 to April 30, 2014.
NO cash or checks will be taken at school.

Progress Reports

Friday, May 8th, 3pm

This is an online event.

IOWA testing

Monday, May 18th, 8pm to Friday, May 22nd, 11am

FA l & ll

Please be sure all first graders have a hearty breakfast and are to school on time. Testing will begin after carpool.

Field Day

Friday, May 29th, 8:15am-12pm

FA l & ll campus

Last Day of School

Friday, June 5th, 3pm

Room 215

Stay tuned for information on our First Grade Talent Show and Classroom End of Year Awards Ceremony.

2015-2016 Open House

Thursday, July 9th, 5-5:45pm

Homeroom Classrooms

Homeroom lists will be posted on the front door of the school. Please plan to come and meet your child's homeroom teacher and hear all about the upcoming school year.