Third graders look forward to Marketplace all year long! Our third grade social studies curriculum teaches economics towards the end of the school year. The students must pick a good or service they would like to offer at school. Students work for about a month on their services and products. Students make a marketing plan, complete a cost analysis, and leave the unit with a pretty good understanding of basic economics. I was so impressed this year with what the kiddos came up with. We had amazing pet rocks. Their slogan, "If you have a pet rock, we can make it a family!" How cute is that?! When you bought a pet rock it came with its own scoop of dirt to sit in! I love it! I had two boys A.K.A The SNOT Doctors! The kiddos went wild over the muti-colored "snot!" We had ice cream sundae bars, cheerleading bows, heart-shaped bird feeder blocks, Lego painted pencil holders (super cute!) pencil pals, bookmarks, marshmallow guns, and much more! One of the most creative products were the Teacher Trading Cards. This student emailed every single teacher in the building and asked for some info on us including what we like to do outside of school.
Each grade level (K-5) comes in for about 20 minutes to shop! We take all the earnings from the day and donate the money to the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure in honor of several teachers at our school who have had breast cancer. This year we raised over $2,300! The effort and creativity was amazing! You can see our day through pictures below!