Takin’ Care of Business


My 3rd grade students have been working on and creating key chains, bracelets, and lanyards to help raise money for our Mini-Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society. This is part of the Unit that I called Takin’ Care of Business. In this unit we discussed what it takes to run a business and what the main parts of a business are.

I have enjoyed this unit because, my students go into stores all the time but never thought about what it takes to run and sustain a successful business. We looked at several aspects of this including advertizing, accounting, product making and selling. You can see some of their pictures here and here.

As the days got closer to selling our product, we had to decide how to advertize the product. So I had a student create a press release for our principal to read everyday for a week to inform students that we are selling our product. Below is that press release. We also added it to our class blog.

Could you read the following message staring today May 20th until the 26th of May?

I would like to announce that Mr. Shoemaker’s 3rd grade enrichment classes are selling key chains in the cafeteria during lunch, and before and after school. Starting the 21st of May and ending the 27th of May. Large key chains are $1.50, medium key chains are $1.00, and small key chains are $0.50. All the money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Over all for our first day we sold a lot of key chains, bracelets, and lanyards. We made $40. Not too bad for just being in the cafe’ for the lunch periods. I will update this to let you know how next week fairs.

I want to thank my students, and the staff and students who purchased our goods. We couldn’t have done it with out you. I know that many people will be helped through the donations that are given just like ours from around the area.

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  1. Pingback: Last Day With My 3rd Graders « Ramblings of a Gifted Teacher

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