This is the 1st Round Match Up video showing which classrooms will be competing against each other in the Inaugural Round of the Food Growing League (FGL) sponsored in part by Bulldog Printing.
Nearly 200 students in 10 Classrooms using the Classroom to Food Market Pipeline (CFMP) program from 4 Schools: Cone Elementary, Dillard Middle, Stokesdale Elementary, and Sugarloaf Elementary make up the participants of this debut season of the FGL.
Because Sugarloaf’s entire 4th grade and Dillard’s entire 8th grade are competing, each classroom is divided into Class A, B, C, & D to identify them. Both the single classrooms from Cone and Stokesdale are also listed as Class A.
The Competition Video for this 1st Round will be posted in late January/early February after all classroom harvests have been completed.
ReBuildUp will be holding a demo for teachers of our economic literacy game Economy, Jr. on Wednesday, July 15th 6-8pm at Central Library [map] in Downtown Greensboro across from the Children’s Museum and again the next evening Thursday, July 16th 7-9pm at Vance Chavis Library [map]. Instructors on a tight schedule are welcome to pop in at their convenience.
Economy, Jr. shows students both sides of the economic coin with half of them playing as customers spending a month’s paycheck on necessities trying to avoid bankruptcy and the other half as merchants trying to sell enough to cover costs and post a profit.
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Exit surveys show participants walk away with a strong appreciation for what their parents go through, the value of education, and the importance of getting a good job before having kids.
Economy, Jr. can be held for up to 32 students in a single class period with 3 volunteers or over 300+ students in a day with just 7 volunteers. Contact us if you have any questions.
PRIVATE EVENT – On Tuesday, November 25th, Economy, Jr. will be held for over 300 Career Tech Students(!) at Grimsley High School. This all day event will have TEN TIMES the number of players compared to previous single day Economy, Jr. events. Volunteers are being organized in part by Grimsley PTA with Summit Credit Union as the event sponsor.
Economy, Jr. was demo’d for the first time for North Carolina Teachers on Thursday, August 7th at the 5th Annual Jumpstart Convention in Charlotte, NC put on by the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE). Thanks for putting on a great convention! Here are the pictures: