A Shopping We Will Go

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Through interactive and engaging Shoe Box Shop project, second-graders at the Miller Avenue School are learning about money.

As part of the project, the students designed their own “stores” using shoeboxes. They set prices for their store’s inventory, which included pencils and erasers; kept sales receipts; and counted back change to their peers who took turns acting as customers. As customers, the second-graders kept track of what they spent on the items they purchased, learned to count out exact change and used “coupons.”   

“The students learned a variety of skills including buying and selling, counting coins, adding prices, making change and using coupons in an authentic way,” said teacher Kristen Gironda.