We'll be participating in JA BizTown on February 13th. Junior Achievement runs a FABULOUS program for 5th graders in the Salt Lake area! Students become "adults for the day" and run mock businesses with the goal of paying off their business loans and making a profit by the end of the day. Before we go to JA City, we spend about 6 weeks learning so that we can successfully run JA City on the top floor of Discovery Gateway.
During Social Studies, Mrs. Sheffield introduces:
In Math, Mrs. Redmon discusses:
In Language Arts, Mrs. Hall teaches:
BizTown is always one of our favorite days of the year because it drives home an understanding of the adult world and how it works! The students LOVE being adults for the day and most of them wish they could spend a week there instead of just a day.
Want more information? http://ja-utah.org/programs/jacity/