Wednesday, November 18, 2009

second grade market

Last week the second graders at our school held a market for parents and students, modeled after the Pike Place Market. Abbott has looked forward to being a second grader running the market since he first shopped at it in kindergarten. Produce and crafts (made by the second graders) are sold; buskers perform. The kids learn about economics and many other things in the process of preparing for and running a market. The proceeds will be given to the Pike Market Community (services include a medical clinic, senior center, foodbank, and preschool).

21 comments:

Katy said...

How wonderful..and your pictures capture it beautifully ♥

MrsMama said...

Fabulous idea. Looks like fun was had by all!

Purple Flowers said...

Kudos to the Teachers and students who organized it. Teaching via "hands on" is a great way to learn.

Jess said...

I just got a little teary.
What a wonderful tradition!

montague said...

such a fun idea... and why do we stop doing this when we grow up? i'd love to run a market stall for a day!

Frau said...

Wow what a great idea! Looks like they did a great job.

Kwana said...

What a wonderful place to shop.

Jodi said...

I love love love it when kids that young find activities they long to do and then get to do. The perseverance and excitement is contagious.

KPiep said...

That is wonderful!

When I was in elementary school, I was in the gifted program - Bright Ideas - and one of our favorite things to do each year was to visit Hallmark's fantastic Kaleidascope. Attached they had this really cool place where you could buy leftovers from all of their products for pennies...a treat for a kid. They also had a model city that they would bring kids into and let them run for the day. We ALWAYS wanted to do that, but for some reason our class didn't get to.

likeschocolate said...

What a great learning experience!

Ina in Alaska said...

How these colorful pictures make me feel: Happy, optimistic, hungry!!! xoxoxo

Jessica said...

That is so so awesome! Being an educator, it gives me chills! What a great experience.

Barbara said...

Your photographs tell the story perfectly! What fun for the kids...and the parents.

Joyce said...

I would enjoy shopping here. How fun to be able to buy children's art and an apple. Your boy's school is truly amazing. Happy shopping!

Daan said...

the cards are the best!

Francesca said...

What a good initiative: crafting, learning, and donating.

nicola@which name? said...

i love it! the whole idea and process and all that color!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

heidi said...

Love the signs!!! Especially the plea for money. xoh

lancelonie said...

So cute!!! :)

sweet fine day/Jenna said...

this is a great idea!

Jeannette said...

That is the cutest market ever! I would have bought all the flowers. Who can resist to buy there with all the cute cards. ;)