They are given guidelines about what their village needs and they determine trade quantities for the different items. They used chips of different colors to represent different Goods; white chips = vegetables, red chips = meat, skins and wool, blue chips = tools, etc. Black chips represent different Services, such as village defense and cultural enlightenment (art & paintings or performances).They set up their “shops” and then traded away. ~Dana
Our jog-a-thon fundraiser is today from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. This year, kindergarten and elementary students will run to raise money for the El Camino Homeless Organization. In November 2010, the weather certainly did not dampen their spirits, as they ran in the soaking rain and slippery mud. Last year, jog-a-thon students ran a total of 3,375 laps! Since each lap is approximately 800 feet, more than 500 miles were pounded out that day, and the school donated more than $6,000 to a charity similar to ECHO.
ECHO was recently informed, they will have to move out of their current location by May 2012. A donation to ECHO, of $5, provides three meals and a warm bed for a man, woman or child for one night.
The Atascadero News gave us a Shout Out in Wednesday’s paper. See page A-7.
This year, we were so proud of and entertained by this illustrious group:
FRONT ROW, left to right:
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (Ruysser), Steve Jobs (Anne), James Dean (David), John Lennon (Landon), Ole Kirk Christiansen (Houston), Dorothea Lange (Marina), Bruce Lee (Jamie)
Marilyn Monroe (Olivia), Martha Graham (Sophia), Marie Curie (Vivian), Vasco da Gama (Antonio), Bill Gates (Orion), Cleopatra (Ashley), Shaka Zulu (Zachary)
Beatrix Potter (Teddy), Mother Teresa (Season), Ivan Pavlov (Paris), Thomas Edison (Brayden), Dr. Seuss (Ethan), Leonardo da Vinci (Trey), Pallas Athena (Aspen), Bethany Hamilton (Emma)