Last month the students of our Shine Program tried their skills at travel planning. The group started their math and travel unity with the task of planning a 2 week vacation on a $4000 budget. Each team, acting as a “travel agency”, was given specific instructions to follow as they planned their vacations which included visiting four different cities on their trip with one attraction at each stop. Teams worked hard planning out their trips with the help of online search engines and web-based travel sites to calculate the price of travel, such as gasoline or other transportation costs, lodging and food. Once all the plans were made, students presented their trips to the class.
The Shine Program is an enrichment class designed to take the skills of our excelling students to the next level. This program is offered to our 3rd – 5th grade students who are advancing beyond the general education classroom.