Wednesday was the day of our much-anticipated SUPER market! This market was the peak of our classroom economy. If you need a refresher on the ins and outs of our classroom economy, I highly recommend scrolling through the previous blog entries before continuing.
What sets the SUPER market apart is that it is the final market of the year, so many people have looots of money to spend. All year I've been reminding them to keep some money saved away for this special event. To make it worth their while, I made sure to get plenty of valuable items for them to purchase, such as snacks, board games, nail polish, and stuffed animals. To add another layer of economic intrigue, the most valuable items were part of a silent auction. The students learned about bidding, and had to keep track of the money they would be spending if they were to win the items they bid on.
The small businesses were also in full swing during the Super Market. Students were selling jewelry, hand-made pillows, posters, collages, and even slime!
I know the students would agree that the Super Market was an awesome way to end our economics unit. Thank you to all who donated throughout the year to make this event possible. Enjoy the pictures below!
Little people, big minds.