May 19, 2016
Each of our special events were enjoyed by all. I'd like to give a special thank you to the PTA member who organized some wonderful, educational booths for our students to visit today.
Dear Grade 2 Families,
Students are about to begin their last social studies unit of the year. The following standards will be addressed:
- Students will describe natural resources (water, soil, wood and coal), human resources (people at work) and capital resources (machines, tools and buildings).
- Students will distinguish between the use of barter and the use of money in the exchange of goods and services.
- Students will explain that scarcity (limited resources) requires people to make choices about producing and consuming goods and services.
Here is a list of vocabulary words that students should be familiar with:
a. scarcity: not being able to meet all wants at the same time because resources are limited
b. consumer: a person who uses goods and services
c. producer: a person who uses resources and/or provides services
d. natural resources: materials that come directly from nature
e. human resources: People working to produce goods and services
f. capital resources: Goods made by people and used to produce other goods and services
g. barter: the exchange of goods and services without the use of money
h. money: coins, paper bills, and checks used in exchange for goods and services
We would also like to invite a few parents to individual classes to speak with students about the above standards and or vocabulary and how they apply to your own work. If you are able to visit for a 30-minute session, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.
We hope to go on a field trip to KidZania so students can explore some of the standards described above. More details will follow.
The Grade 2 Team