Part of the GRE vision encompasses educating and developing the whole child. This week, third graders were involved in a learning activity that does just that. Students have been selling candy grams, which is a lollipop attached to a kind note sent to other students around the building. By selling the candy grams, the class raised over $700 and will be used to purchase items to donate to the homeless. However, the real purpose was to provide a practical, real-world experience to learn math, reading, and social studies. In math, the students practiced multiplication and division to divide sort and group the lollipops. When making advertising flyers, students studied non-fiction text features that contained effective methods of communicating a message. In social studies, students learned about assembly lines and goods and services.