The 3rd grade students have been learning about economics in social studies.
They have learned about goods and services, producers and consumers, the role of money and importance of budgeting, among other economic skills.
For a real world application, the students went on a field trip to Metro.
There, we were able to go on a tour of the store, where an employee showed us both inside the store, and behind the scenes, where their items are delivered to the store and packages are prepared for Metro to deliver to local schools (including ISW!) and other places.
Our field trip to Metro was such a valuable experience for the students to be able to take the skills we learned in the classroom and apply them to a real world situation.