Did you know every month our class holds a classroom market? It's true! And what's more, it is the students who run the show!
Market day is where our growing knowledge of economics comes to life! The students have prepared for this day by creating our class currency, earning their weekly salaries, creating business proposals to sell goods or services, and advertising for their businesses using posters, invitations, and word-of-mouth. Market day usually takes place at the end of every month; however February's market will be tomorrow due to some scheduling conflicts. More details about the creation of our mini-economy can be found here.
Let's take a look at the fun!
Here are some pictures of the students at their various booths during January's market. Hover over each picture to read a description of that business.
I ran a business at the market as well, selling tickets for special class privileges, such as time on the iPad or bringing a toy to recess.
Now take a look at the market in action!
Little people, big minds.