The fifth-grade students collaboratively developed business plans over the last several weeks. Throughout this process, they learned about marketing, finance, profits, losses, advertising, production and so much more.
On May 17th, students presented their business plan products to each other and took orders for production. Staying within budget, purchasing ingredients, made the products at home and then delivered their tasty foods to school on Monday, May 21st. The ten businesses included: “Do You Know da Guac?,” “Rice Krispies ‘R Us,” “LJJG’s Pizza Parlor,” “Flower City,” “Jolly Cookies,” “Petite Sweets,” “Fresh Ice,” “Hand Pies,” “Cake ‘N Bakes,” and “Cupcake Cones.”
It was a huge success and the total profit for this event was $549.92. Half of this amount will be contributed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and the other half to the Center for Animal Health & Wellness in Easton, the two charities chosen by the fifth graders.
Thanks to the helping hands of teachers and parents who supported the students in their creative cuisine presentations!