Grade 5.1 2017-2018
The grade 5 students applied their understanding of how a business works to start their own businesses and sold their products and services on the Market Day on Dec 5. 2013. It was an authentic learning experience. All profits went to KIVA, an organization that we support. The profits were calculated after deducting the cost of production. Here are some excerpts:
When we started market day I was really scared and excited at the same time because we were still printing the price list when the alarm on the laptop went off. It said market day! So I was scared that I was going to be late but when I got there it was exciting to sell our product which was a game. Our business was called Clash Bros.
I learnt it isn’t easy to be a shopkeeper of games because it takes a while to play a game and people usually like eating food or buying origami or other toys that were made. It also wasn’t easy to have games as a business because maybe they don’t like the game.
PEPE, owner of Clash Bros business:
It was not easy to be a shopkeeper because people keep asking questions and they were crowding around our store and it was very loud. Our Candy Canes and Fruit Plus candies were at very high demand because kids loved candy canes candies.
Strategies we used to get customers
My strategies to get customers were: walking around and shouting “come our store.” When we saw that customers were not coming to our store at first, we sold Fruit Plus candies and candy canes. It was a smart move for us because we got a lot of money to raise to Kiva.
SIMON: Co-owner of a cake and lemonade business"The easy thing was baking the cakes/cupcakes but the hard thing was taking care of the consumers that came to our business because there were a lot."
View life from the perspective of a 10 -11 year old, and it will bring much humour and joy.