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Junior Achievement Day 2012

posted Feb 25, 2012, 12:39 PM by Catina Haugen
What an amazing day!  Thank you to Junior Achievement (especially Lisa Cannon & Scott Loveless), Petaluma Rotary and Clover Stornetta (and Clo the Cow) for supporting this eye-opening day of learning.  Our GLT hosted each of 15 JA volunteers who led 5 or 6 lessons in each of our kindergarten to 6th grade classes.  Students learned about our community and discussed the difference between Needs and Wants.  They looked at maps to understand how goods move across the nation and brainstormed the skills required for various careers.  They even tackled larger, global economic issues, like the role of the WTO and debated dilemmas like sea turtles being caught in shrimp boat nets.  We are so thankful for the opportunity to bring these concepts to our students.  Thank you to all our volunteers!  We hope you enjoyed your time at Grant School.