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Thursday, February 10, 2005

junior achievement, part II  

posted by Michael Piwonka 6:26 PM
Well, I've made it through two Junior Achievement classes now. As expected, the second was easier than the first.

Today we learned about blueprints: what they're for and how to read/apply the scale. Then we "built" various types of buildings, using pop-up buildings supplied by JA. The kids got to color their building, and we discussed how different types of buildings (homes, restaurants, apartments, factories, grain silos, etc.) all have their role in society.

Next week we will learn how to run a business, as we pretend we own a restaurant.

One interesting thing about today's class was that the regular teacher was sick, and a substitute stood in for her. The sub was an older man, probably retired, with a crusty attitude and a disdain for the youth of today. I could tell immediately that the kids didn't like him, and Allie confirmed that when I got home this evening.

I told her to enjoy such teachers, as they become the butt of many a joke later.

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