Feb 28, 2011

SMG Week Four

Ch, ch, ch, changes in week four and a huge shout-out to the top five teams heading into week five.

1st place...Benedictine Military School, $220,302.55
2nd place...Sonoraville High, $166,248.32
3rd place...Oliver Elementary, $154,595.18
4th place...Mount Zion High (Carroll Co.), $145,332.39
5th place...Parkview High, $143,640.89

Feb 23, 2011

Budget Cutting Glory

Yet another great "Cut the Budget" website that your kids may, no, WILL enjoy. Go there, show them, get out of the way, discuss.

Feb 22, 2011

In The Joint

Lets face it, spring break 2011 is just around the corner and with that will come news of one, or maybe even two, of your students getting arrested down there in Panama City, Florida for doing something totally foolish.

As a public service to your students why not give them this interesting article about prison currency? It may come in handy and be that edge that they will be looking for while sitting behind bars. Load up now on those combination locks kids!

Feb 21, 2011

SMG Week Three

Ladies and gentlemen, your week three leaders...

1st...Oliver Elementary- $154,948.00
2nd...Mt. Zion High (Carroll County)- $150,264.00
3rd...Parkview High- $134,467.00
4th...Oliver Elementary- $133,440.00
5th...George Walton Academy- $132,504.00

Feb 10, 2011

SMG Spring 2011

And they're off! More than 4,000 students just completed week one of the ten-week spring 2011 Stock Market Game. Students have ten weeks (well, nine weeks now) to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in the market. The team or individual that turns their $$ into the largest amount will be crowned state champion in April. Best of luck to all participants. Check back for weekly updates....

...starting with week one.

1st place...Archer High
2nd place...Morgan County High
3rd...Eastside High
4th...Archer High
5th...Long Cane Middle

Stay tuned.

Feb 4, 2011

Your Weekend Reading

The "Green Bay" rule ownership edition.
Good luck to both teams in the big game.

Feb 3, 2011

This One Goes to 11

Nearly 11% of US homes are vacant. Holy cats. That cannot be good and it will leave a pretty nasty scar. If you are looking for a good conversation starter type article to share with your students look no further than right here. I can think of at least 913 things in the GPS that are directly linked to this article.


Feb 2, 2011

2011 Economics Challenge

The 2011 Georgia Economics Challenge will be held on Monday, March 28th at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Teachers interested in bringing a team of four students to compete should contact Mike Raymer at mraymer@gsu.edu.

During the competition teams answer question on micro, macro and international economics. The top two teams then move on to a quiz-bowl round that determines the champion. Winning team members, and their coach, each receive a $100 US Savings Bond and a chance to compete at the regional level.