## Tuesday, October 12, 2010

### Flea Market is Revving Up!

As you know, our special Flea Market Math is coming up next week. On October 21, Edna's Store (shhhh, it'll be me in a wig) will open and children will be able to buy lots and lots of goodies. This is in celebration of their hard work with money.

Each child should continue to bring in goodies so we can price and sort. Today, in math class, we priced a lot of the toys that have been brought in already. Each item is priced either 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents or 25 cents. It was interesting to me to see children designate value. Sometimes one toy was priced as 1 cent, and an identical one priced at 25 cents.

On October 21, each child should bring in \$1.00 and a shopping bag. Then the fun will begin!

We started math this morning by talking about the different ways that they could bring in \$1.00. We listed lots and lots of ways on the board. This might be a fun thing to continue at home. There are 293 different ways! What a great challenge.

Then, we got pricing. Small groups worked together to decide prices. I supplied lots of price labels, and noticed that I already need to get some more!

And, here is what our market looks like so far. Now the hard work of ignoring the table during classtime begins - so tempting!