Monday, April 23, 2012

Kids love to shop too!

Do you have a classroom store?  What a fantastic way to work on money standards.  Trading up, making change!  You can purchase so many wonderful items in my store... but one reward really gets me excited too.  CRAFTS.  

For the kids who need instant gratification, they can purchase a pencil or highlight magazine but my goal is to teach the kids how to save.  Patience is a virtue.  Good rewards come to those who wait.  

Saving can be challenging but the kiddos are excited when it's shopping day!  They will purchase private time in the reading room or read a book to another class, changing center partners, time on the computers in the morning, shadow a safety patrol or news anchor, change seats in class, eat lunch or go to recess with another class, etc...  The big bad prize would be staying after school to create crafts with me.  (AGAIN... Who's the kid)!?!?!  

AC and Moore has a wonderful coupon to print online for 50% off each week.  I have a collection of crafts to complete with kids that range about $5 dollar with the 1/2 off coupon.  

Check out a few we've completed together

 A model shark...
Painted Picture Frames and Letter Tiles
Dinosaur Casts and Paint
* this one will be created tomorrow!!!

Post a comment and let me know what you have in your classroom store!

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3 comments:

Jessica said...

I don't have a classroom store because I see all students in grades pre-k thru 5th in the computer lab. I am your newest follower:) Stop by and visit me...

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Jill said...

I'm teaching money right now, and today I gave them a little word problem about having a school store. Afterwards, they were like, "So can I really have that pencil for this dime???" I think I need to start a real store. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

Jill said...

I'm teaching money right now, and today I gave them a little word problem about having a school store. Afterwards, they were like, "So can I really have that pencil for this dime???" I think I need to start a real store. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

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