Saturday, September 22, 2012

Classroom Economics--Rug Production!

For those of you that have been following along with our weekly economics lessons, this was our book of choice this week.  I absolutely love it!  Geraldine (the goat) tells how her fur was transformed into a rug by her friend Glen Mae.
Our lesson this week was on PRODUCTION, and we did a little rug production of our own.  We used construction paper to weave a paper rug.  Each child was given a large piece of red paper, colored paper strips of their choice, a glue stick, and a pair of scissors.  I demonstrated the "over, under" technique of weaving and then students began on their own creations. 
Then we used scissors along the edges to cut rug "fringe."
If you are interested in seeing other great economics ideas like these, please visit my TpT or Teachers Notebook sites to see my 178 page resource there.  Shannon :-)

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