Grade 1 Shops Till We Drop at a Local Community
How does a community use local resources to meet its needs? That was the essential question Grade 1 investigated during our back-to-back field trips to the Park ‘n’ Shop grocery store and the wet market last month.
Before we embarked on our adventures, we thought a lot about what people need and what people want. We generated lists and compared them using a t-chart. One of the things we agreed that people need is healthy food, and we discovered that a community gets its food from a market or grocery store. To prepare for our trips, we read a lot of books about markets, made predictions about what we might see there, and practiced spending money and making change.
How exciting it was for us to spend 10 RMB each at both shopping locations. We explored the value of 10 RMB in each location and determined that we could buy more at the wet market for the same amount of money. We returned to school with many wacky and wonderful purchases: quail eggs, mulberries, octopus, and shrimp, along with a colorful assortment of vegetables!
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