Mt. Vernon’s Dragonflies Open Up Shop
“MyHouse” refers to our private blogs for each center, where classroom teachers can post pictures and notes about goings-on at the center for parents. Occasionally we like to share these posts with the general public to give you a sense of the great things happening at our centers every day.
Today’s post is by Brad Guoan, Young Fives Teacher at GH-Mt. Vernon.
Lately the Dragonflies have been interested in playing “store.” We have recently introduced play money and a cash box. For small group time we worked in small groups and opened up our own stores. One of the groups opened a store called Trader Joe’s which sold food and coffee. Another group opened a store called Great Bill’s which sold phones, cameras, and dress-up clothes. The last group opened a store called Great Pets which sold all different kinds of animals. This was a great opportunity for them to build relationships, communicate ideas, and make decisions together. They had fun going around to each other’s stores and buying things from each other. I even saw one group buying something from one store and then selling it at their store with a small price increase!! One child even tried to use a credit card!
Some Key Developmental Indicators demonstrated during these activities are:
- Building relationships
- Number Words and Symbols
- Communicating Ideas
- Community Roles