I apologize in advance if you end up with a 7 or 8 year-old in your bed at night. We have been learning about money-identifying, spelling, counting, adding, and some even finding change for money amounts. And, we even found that the Googies will pay money to buy little children. On Friday we read the poem by Shel Silverstein and found how much it would cost to buy certain combinations of children. We left the day trying to find out how much it would cost to buy one of each kind of child. Our answers were varied and while some strategies were shared, we did not agree on one answer. The challenge remains, how much would a googie have to pay for one of each child. Any student that does the math and brings the correct answer to school (along with the work to show the answer), will receive a "surprise" from me. We were however, able to draw the conclusion that in this particular case, it pays to be bad!