Thursday, January 23, 2014

Recycle White Elephant Sale

Or something to that effect... This is another idea Ike's fantastic teacher had this year. They had a week focused on recycle, reduce and reuse. As a way to introduce the idea and personally apply the principle, each student was given the assignment to choose one small, inexpensive toythat is old and boring to them. Then they were to bring them to school inside a paper lunch bag. The teacher then assigned a price and displayed the toys. Each child had a chance to choose one of the toys and "pay" for it using their money manipulatives. This gave the students an opportunity to practice money skills, subtraction, and addition, as well as realizing their old toys may be reused and are still good toys!

I love this activity! I just wanted to remember it too:)

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