Wednesday, June 1, 2011

G-man 2nd Grade Field Trip

For G-man's 2nd grade class project, they created what they called a mini-society. This involved setting up a store to sell things. They used a currency Dahlers (after Roald Dahl), which converted 1 US$ = 4 Dahlers. All of the school made class trips to the class room to buy from the kids. We made a few trips to purchase what can only be described as random items. They were quite creative in their stores, selling everything from toys hanging around the house to popcorn and candy. Note that the candy was banned halfway through the second half of the year, due to violating school policy. G-man did a store devoted to puzzles: normal lenticular puzzles, puzzle packets (word search, hidden pictures, mazes, etc) and custom puzzle packets from a selection of puzzle types. Turns out that those are way too much work for the price being charged. G-man did sell frozen grapes for a couple of weeks when they were on sale at the grocery store. Needless to say, those sold really well; nature's candy at work!

The reason for the store was to have a end of year field trip. The whole class rented a tourist bus, and went to Phoenix to attend the Arizona Science Museum. You can't forget about the dinner afterwards, at the Old Spaghetti Factory. I forgot the camera, so all I got was some lesser quality picture from the iPod Touch, so not much to see except the group photo:

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