mail order catalogs from as many sources as possible.
students, in pairs, to browse through them.
students that they each have an imaginary $200 to spend on catalog
some socializing in the groups so enthusiasm for the lesson can build
while the hunt for "wishes" proceeds.
students decide on individual purchases within the defined limits.
duplicates of a standard order blank, with spaces designated for the
name and address of the sender, the catalog item number, the name of
the merchandise, the unit price, quantity desired, total price, tax,
shipping charge and the grand total.
computations have been checked, children cut out the illustrations and
descriptions of their ordered items and paste them on sheets of drawing
can be collected into a "Class Wish Book" to glance through on dreary
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