During the school year, the students will be given opportunities to earn and spend their money. Every other Friday, the students will be given the opportunity to spend their money at a flea market. The flea market will help the children learn about economics. Your child’s homeroom teacher will let the student know what type of items they can bring to these flea markets. Remember, we have an inflated society. It is your goal to make as much money as possible so you can buy your classmate’s products. Please visit our website to see our flea market schedule.
In addition, the entire grade level will have a combined flea market twice a marking period. Each child can bring ONE school appropriate item to sell. We are asking that no children bring any baked goods for any flea market. The students will have only 5 minutes to sell their item and purchase something they want. There is no limit on the amount of items a student can purchase.
In order to participate in any flea market, a child must have at least $250 saved in their money container, bring ONE item to sell, and most importantly, follow all directions during the flea market process. If a student does not meet all three of these required flea market obligations, they will not participate in our flea market.
Towards the end of the school year, each class will be looking for parent donations for our final flea market. We’ll need gift cards, and other used or new items such as books, toys, cool school supplies, card games, goofy costumes, CDs, DVDs, board games, or old video games. Please no baked goods, but candy is OK! Your teacher will let you know when you can start sending in these items at the end of the year, and we will store and sort them in time for our final flea market. Thanks so much for your support with our unique bean economy that will encourage excellent behavior and real-world applications of life skills.