Thursday, February 24, 2011

Students Getting Involved

This year, our 5th grade classes (here and here) began a school supply store. The students created "The Smart Mart" so that they could financially support a missionary (and alumnus of our school) living in Indonesia. These students built this business from the ground up, beginning with a name of the store. The students run every aspect of the store, from sales and profit margin to marketing and purchasing. The students keep inventory and determine when it is time to buy more merchandise.

It is amazing to see them work. We have a few future salesmen at our school. More than anything, it is interdisciplinary teaching at its best. Math, writing, economics, technology (the students developed fliers using Publisher)...and the students argue over whose turn it is to do each job.

Additional Info:
The Smart Mart is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays before school. You can read more about the Scherer Family and their ministry in Indonesia. They are currently serving with New Tribes Missions.

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