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.
In Science, children have been asking questions and finding out answers. In a lesson on erosion, they looked at a picture of a tree on the beach with its roots exposed.
They were encouraged to ask questions about it. Most of them asked why the roots showed. They expressed their ideas based on what they saw in the picture. They also made a model or an illustration of their answers.
Next, the children conducted an experiment to find out the answer. They thought about what materials to use like clay for the tree, sand and water, and the steps to follow. Then they blew air on the sand, poured water and recorded their observations.
They watched a video on erosion to gather more information that could help explain why the roots of the tree were exposed. Finally, they sequenced pictures that show how erosion happened.
It was amazing to listen to children’s conversations! They were encouraged to keep asking questions and share their different ideas.