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September 23, 2018

Free Market Fair at Granby Elementary Teaches Students the Value of a Dollar


Students in sixth grade at Granby Elementary celebrated the American economy with a “Free Market Fair.”

Sixth grade students at Granby Elementary recently learned about how a business operates during the school’s “Free Market Fair.” Students sold duct tape wallets, slime, rubber band bracelets, tie dyed T-shirts, stress balls, scented Play-Doh and more. Kylie Ashline (standing) braids first grade student Morgan Fischel’s hair.

Sixth grade students at Granby Elementary recently learned about how a business operates during the school’s “Free Market Fair.” Students sold duct tape wallets, slime, rubber band bracelets, tie dyed T-shirts, stress balls, scented Play-Doh and more. Kylie Ashline (standing) braids first grade student Morgan Fischel’s hair.

The fair was culminating activity for a social studies unit on the economy, where students studied capitalism and the Egyptian, Chinese, Indian and Medieval economies.

Students created merchandise demonstrating an understanding of supply and demand, business plans and profit margins.

Students designed posters to advertise their business.

Some even took preorders the day before the event at the school’s first-ever sneak peak of merchandise.

Some students chose to donate their earnings to the treatment of Paulie Morley, a two-year-old with leukemia in Hastings.

 

 

 

 

 

Young artists Nathaniel Archer and Jacob Fauler hold custom drawings they had for sale at the “Free Market Fair.”  For a small fee, interested customers could choose from either their name in block letters or a medieval drawing of a dragon or sword.

Young artists Nathaniel Archer and Jacob Fauler hold custom drawings they had for sale at the “Free Market Fair.” For a small fee, interested customers could choose from either their name in block letters or a medieval drawing of a dragon or sword.

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