A Third Grader's Gift Economy Experiment
--by lewski711, posted Apr 28, 2016
With their income they can buy items at our class store, purchase bigger items at our monthly auction, or pay for experiences (lunch with me, rent me for recess, paint my nails).
One student decided to cash in a lot of his funds in order to do a RAOK for the class. He bought a class party...for $2,000. Just to give you an idea of how difficult that is and how giving it is, most students are paid $15 weekly. Rent is $100 a month.
So, instead of using his savings for himself, he decided to use it for his peers. Warms my heart.