A student grocery store hosted parents and a crowd of about 100 students, their teachers, and their counterparts. Students demonstrated an important awareness of math, and enjoyed the fun of having Food Lion plan the event.
Ronald Whitmire, the store manager, found that he was pleased overall with the event.
“This is just part of Food Lion working with the community with our future shoppers,” he said.
Students took a little shopping trip, leading their parents down the aisle and demonstrating calculations. Each activity was age appropriate.
“It is more fun than doing math in school. You get to walk around and buy stuff,” fourth grader Emma Rhodes said.
The county schools publicity person was on hand to promote the event. Terri Scott, Stanly County School’s family engagement coordinator, was present to help promote the event.