This year's Third Grade Marketplace was a success, as Lausanne family members gathered outside Lower School last Friday for a shopping spree benefitting those affected by the Ukrainian war.
The annual event is a part of the Primary Years Programme Finance unit, which focuses on function, responsibility, causation and exploring learning products and the market.
As the students prepped for their big event, they collaborated and worked as a real business to brainstorm ideas for things they thought customers would be interested in buying before handmaking the products using reusable items. This year, the marketplace included a wide selection ranging from bracelets to sensory bottles, pencil holders, decorative sunglasses and tie-dye bandanas.
"Our Marketplace is one of the most anticipated and remembered days of our school year," Third Grade teacher Shelby Longfellow shared. "This Marketplace event was nothing short of stellar!
The third-graders had a great turn out of shoppers and earned $2,150 to donate to those affected by the Ukrainian war.
"Being able to welcome student and family shoppers meant very much to us," Longfellow said. "The students worked incredibly hard in their small businesses to make it a success!"
Leading up to the event, the students made advertisements promoting their products. Check out some of their ads here.