Fifth grade has been exploring in Social Studies the great freedoms present to us in the United States. We have been looking at the rights and responsibilities of citizens in government. As well as, the opportunities available to us through our free enterprise economy. Students have had opportunities to act out our economy in class, to see how money is constantly moving around through individuals, businesses, financial institutions, and the government.

In Reading, we have finished the historic novel Bud, Not Buddy and students are enjoying our additional lessons on life during the Great Depression. They have been identifying their own “when one door closes, another door opens,” life experiences and have had fun writing their own “rules about life” like the character Bud.