|Ready for Business|
After talking to the PE teacher, I realized that no one was selling snow cones or cotton candy like they did at last year's field day. I had almost an entire bulk-sized canister of lemonade left from my grand-daughter's birthday party. I saw an opportunity for first graders to make money to get games for the Leapster Explorers or Leap Pads that were obtained from Donors Choose or a Reading Association grant.
During Guided Reading, one group of students read Making Lemonade-a Reading A-Z book. Another group read Lemonade Stand. We also used Lemonade Stand during Guided Math groups, since it involved counting coins.