This week, third graders are learning about the basics of economics. Today’s activity had them making a foldable about a product of their choosing. They had to identify the producer and consumer of their product. Some of my favorites:
Chris*: PRODUCT: Wigs PRODUCER: Wigmaker CONSUMER: Hannah Montana
(Note: Can you tell this kid is a good shit-talker? He knows his pop culture references. Overheard during an argument yesterday…. “Oh shut up Harry Potter….” Also, “I’m gonna pop you in the microwave and cook you like a TV dinner.”)
Katie*: PRODUCT: Fake nails PRODUCER: Nail salon CONSUMER: Ms. Q
(Note: GOT ME!!)
Donald*: PRODUCT: Hot chips that I’m going to buy after school with my $170 . PRODUCER: The store CONSUMER: ME!
(Note: $170 should probably be $1.70, but who knows?)
Reggie*: PRODUCT: Art piece PRODUCER: Artist CONSUMER: Me!
(Note: Building his fine art collection at age 8!)
Calvin*: PRODUCT: Lil’ Wayne CD PRODUCER: Lil’ Wayne CONSUMER: Me!
(Note: An awesome picture accompanied this one.)
* Names have been changed to protect the innocent, the adorable and the hilarious