Education = Job Choice!

The more education you receive the more choice you have about your future job, and how much money you will make! The jobs that our class gets the most excited about, like being veterinarians, working with computers, or being a teacher, all require 4 years in college or more! Some people, who finish school, even get to make up their own jobs. Peter Rork, is one of these people! Read about his cool job here!


Young Entrepreneurs here in Charlotte!

Hornets Nest Elementary, has three young entrepreneurs who are making a big difference at their school! Aiden, Joel and Logan have planted a “Helping Fields” garden, where students can pick fresh vegetables to eat over the weekend.  They have entered their helpful idea in a contest held buy United States entrepreneur Warren Buffet. These eight and nine year olds have made it to the final three in the contest! Cast your votes for these smart kids before midnight to help them win the grand prize!

VOTE HERE:
http://smckids.com/learnandearn/team-finalists  and vote for Choice #1, Helping Fields

 

Click here to see the boys on the news! 

Do our Words Really Matter?

We know that our actions can hurt other people. If I hit or pinch someone I can immediately see the hurt on their face. But what about our words? Can our words hurt others? Can our words really cause any true problems? NBA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, learned a lesson about using kind words this week. He lost his job and can never be a part of NBA basketball for the rest of his life because of things he said. You can read more on this topic here.

So what do you think, can words hurt as much as a punch or pinch?

The 3 Branches of Government

For the past two weeks, we have been studying citizens and communities. We know that citizens live in communities and communities need a government to make laws and keep order. Our country has 3 different types, or branches, of government who all work together to make our country safer and stronger.
The three branches of government are the legislative, executive, and judicial. It turns out the government is not just the president! Why do you think we need so many people to help run the country?