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Alcova Elementary School kindergartener Kalicia Harris works a photo booth during a math in motion exercise where students learned community economic concepts and how to earn and budget money. (Gwinnett Daily Post Staff Photo: Keith Farner)

DACULA — Faced with a dilemma about how to spend her money, Kalicia Harris went the educational route.

The Alcova Elementary School kindergartener was among her school’s nine kindergarten classes of some 180 students who took part in a three-day exercise to learn about math and community economics.

“I learned that I really wanted to go to the aquarium for the fish, but I wanted hot chocolate,” she said on Wednesday. “But fish is more learning, so I went to the aquarium first. … Fish is more important, so you have to learn about fish, so if somebody asks you a question about fish, then you know the answers already.” Continue reading