Teaching Banking Skills Using Checkbook App

8 02 2014

Mrs. Cronin and Mrs. Dickson were looking for ways to move into the 21st century with a new way to teach banking math to our students.  We looked through many Apps and chose the Checkbook App by Appxy.   This App had several good things going for it; it was free, it had great graphics, and the interface was relatively simple.  There are some issues (i.e., if you make a mistake it is hard to delete it).  Each student was required to download the App onto their  Apple product or Android.   The students were taught how to set up a savings account, checking account and a wallet in the App.   During the quarter, the students have been running a simulated budget using this App.   The students are required to deposit money, withdraw, transfer and utilize the graphing aspects of the App to determine where their money is going.   The goal is for the students to become comfortable using this App and generalize these skills to life after LABBB.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/checkbook-spending-income/id484000695?mt=8





After-school MCAS Tutoring Opportunity for LABBB Students

9 01 2013

The LABBB after-school tutoring session is ready to start again on Monday, January 14th.  The schedule is as follows:

Mondays 2:30-3:30 for LABBB Minuteman Students @ Minuteman

Tuesdays 3:45-4:45 for LABBB Burlington High Students @ Burlington

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 for LABBB Students @ Lexington High School

The tutoring services program is paid for by a support grant provided by DESE and therefore will be at no cost to students and their families.

**Parents are responsible for picking up their student at the correct location mentioned above at the correct time mentioned above.

Please contact your student’s classroom teacher if interested.





Happy LABBB Bloggers Day!

9 01 2013

It has been brought to our attention that Friday January 11, 2012 is officially LABBB bloggers day.  With that in mind, I would like to take a minute to share with you a little bit about Room 826 at LABBB Lexington High’s blog.  We use our blog to give our students access to classroom curriculum, homework assignments and study tools.  Click on the various pages (headings at top of screen) to check out Mr. Allen’s awesome To Kill a Mockingbird and Math PowerPoints (had to say it Mr. Allen).  Click on our Biology page for a little extra curriculum to help prepare you for MCAS.  Subscribe and be the first to see new posts.

Happy Bloggers Day!

Sarah Cronin





November Reminder: Thanksgiving Break

13 11 2012

There will be a half day (11:45 dismissal) on Wednesday, November 21st.  There will be no school on Thursday, November 22nd (Thanksgiving day) and Friday, November 23rd.  We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday!





November Parent Presentation Changed to November 8th

5 11 2012

The November LABBB Parent Presentation, “Special Needs Planning:Legal, Financial & Healthcare Decision-Making,” will be moved from its original date (Wednesday, Nov. 7th) to its new date of Thursday, Nov. 8th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Library Media Room at Lexington High School.  The presentation will be given by Frederick M. Misilo Jr Esq., of Fletcher & Tilton Counselors of Law and Past President of the Board of Directors of ARC Massachusetts will present important legal and financial information to help in future planning for your child.  He will also address how these issues can work in future housing/ residential planning.

Any parent(s) interested in attending, please RSVP to Theresa Leblanc at (781) 861-2400 x1013 or email at tleblanc@labbb.net





No School Tuesday, October 30th

30 10 2012

There will be no school tomorrow, Tuesday, October 30th.





School Closing 10/29/2012

28 10 2012

Due to Hurricane Sandy, Lexington High School has announced it will be closed on Monday, October 29th.  Therefore the LABBB Program at Lexington High School will also be closed on that day.  Please watch for any further school closings on the local news.  Please stay safe.