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Preparation for 7th Grade at Wheaton Montessori School

Categories: Adolescent Program / Back to School / Practical Life
From Dr. Bilezikian to our incoming 7th graders:
Hello all.  I hope you’ve had a great summer so far.  I’m writing this because I just ran into A. at the grocery store, and thought, “She’s going to be in great shape for shopping in the fall.”
Because, remember, planning lunches and cooking them includes shopping and staying inside a budget.  If you were standing in front of two similar items, where would you look to find out the cost per ounce of each?  How would you figure that out if one is on sale at 25% off?  What if one has the price per pound and the other is in grams?  Oh nooooo….!!
No worries, you don’t have to know that before school starts.  We’ll teach it to you.  But if you want a head start, parents can be very helpful about this sort of thing.
They might also know how to tell if a watermelon is good, what makes for a ripe pineapple, or how firm an avocado should be if you don’t want to use it right away.  I wonder, does fettuccine or rigatoni hold onto alfredo sauce better?  Why is organic stuff so much more expensive, and is it worth it?
Anyway, next time one of your parents heads out to the grocery store, think about asking if you can tag along.
John-Marc