In response to our economy unit in social studies, our students have put the concept of supply-and-demand into action. The new currency? Cap erasers, foam grippers and fancy pencils. During indoor recess, the students take out their wares and display them on their desks. Then the bartering begins. See the pictures below of the 2B black market.
I am headed back to my roots this year. I'll be teaching 4th grade again. Of my 18 years in the classroom, 12 of them have been have been in 4th grade. Now I'm back.