Monday, 13 March 2017


Parents’ Sharing

We are lucky to have a school community where everyone is involved. This morning I invited a parent to share information about her business to my second graders. We were all excited to find out what she does. She told us the nitty-gritty of her business.

Our Unit of Inquiry about, ‘How systems of exchange affect people’ seems challenging, but it is possible that seven and eight years old can understand how businesses function. We reflected on the presentation using the 7Ps. Namely:-

Product, Price, Profit, Promotion, People, Place, Packaging
Learned and adapted from a marketing course.

This made the presentation child-friendly. Who would have thought that this adult idea would be so captivating? They asked many leading questions and found out even more.

Giving students opportunities and exposure helps them understand and learn.


  1. Parents can be wonderful as a resource. They have a wealth of knowledge and expertise. It's great when they are willing to come to school. I am curious about your unit and how you teach it in second grade. We have an economy related unit in grade 4.

  2. Great example that "It takes a village to raise a child". We are missing out if we don't tap into that more often!

  3. I think it is also great to help other adults see how to teach more effectively. It is an opportunity for them, too.

  4. I love your last sentence. Thank you for sharing.