This week seventh grade began working on personal budgets, family budgets, and developed their own personal budget charts. Using their SmartBoard technology and www.icivics.org, they examined data from different websites and debated what items should be kept and which should be cut from their budgets. Ultimately, the project progressed to the “People’s Pie” project where the class attempted to balance the United States’ national deficit. The class of 2020 came pretty close to accomplishing this challenge! Many students were so intrigued that they continued to try to pass a balanced budget on their own time. Mr. Zagari did an outstanding job getting the students to collaborate and tackle a real life issue!