Ms Alicia: This week, we launched the Someday Playground Project. On Monday we went outside and did observations of the playground. On Tuesday, read The Someday House and wrote about Someday Playgrounds. On Wednesday, thought of questions about the project, wrote on postits and placed on our question anchor chart. And, on Friday, searched for “World’s Best Playgrounds” and “Worlds Most Fun Playgrounds” and started talking and writing about specific structures we would like to build. I discussed how much things in general cost with the 3-4 graders (i.e. what can you buy for $1, $10, $100, $1,000, $10,000, $100,000, $500,000, $1,000,000). Some had a good understanding of monetary valuing, and others are just learning. We had some discussions about building things yourself vs buying them. For example, the slide on the playground would have cost quite a bit of money if we’d bought it new and had it installed. However, Tim and Olga found a free slide, bought the wood, and spent many hours working on it themselves. In all, it cost about $100.