Just before Holy Week, Grade 2 visited a nearby supermarket to put into practice what they have learned so far. In Mathematics, the children tackled money, while in Social Studies, they discussed needs versus wants, and goods and services. At the grocery store, they were asked to buy something to eat and drink for Php 100 or less. They were allowed to get an extra treat for themselves, as long as they did not get soda and chips. They were also asked to keep their receipts in order to check their change later on.
In pairs, the children decided on what food and drink they wanted to buy. They also needed to find out how much each one costed. They made estimates and price comparisons with another brand to make sure that they did not overspend. This activity likewise taught them the value of money.