We have had a busy few weeks exploring different kinds of exchange systems and how it helps people. The children made their own exchange system for the swap shop. They brought in things they didn't want or need any more, then worked in groups to write some guidelines so that we could have a system that works. Once the children had shared their guidelines, we chose some to use as a class and then the children exchanged their different items.
We also had an exciting trip to the Maritime Museum. This gave children the opportunity to inquire into exchange in the past. They explored the Silk Road and got to see and touch different artefacts from the past. This led to some interesting conversations when we got back to school. One of the big misconceptions that we managed to put right was that the Silk Road isn't actually a road made from silk!
In Math, the children also got to practise exchanging money for items and to get change. They chose items from a shop and then added them altogether. They then had to work out the change that they had from different amounts of money. The children also got to experience using Google Sheets as a way to record and calculate their totals.
Finally, the children have created some beautiful photo frames to exchange for money at the fun fair on Sunday. They had fun choosing different fabric and creating a collage effect when covering the frames. We hope that you will get to see these on Sunday when you come to the fun fair!
Grade 2.1 are a class of 7 and 8 year old students who attend ISS International School in Singapore. We learn together and play together and enjoy sharing our discoveries with you.
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