School Brochure

Nicole and Cindy, two third grade teachers in Bogota, NJ are at it again!  They’ve come up with a great way to connect social studies and writing.  This year, third grade is studying economics.  So Nicole and Cindy thought, why not teach students about how our taxes work?  They made a connection between schools and people paying taxes in the community and, voila!  The idea for a school brochure was born.  In the brochure, students describe many aspects of the school–the garden, the computer room, and the gym, among others.  The students also describe their wonderful teachers.  The brochures are displayed in the office, encouraging visitors to enroll in the school.  Students understand that higher enrollment leads to more families paying taxes, more money going into schools and the economic cycle continues.  (Notice what the kids do in the garden?)