Madison Doyle, story and photos:
Today at Kyrock Elementary School, third and fourth grade students were presented the opportunity to open their own business, and provide a service or product to their peers at the entrepreneur fair. Guidance Counselor Brandy Kinser organized the event.
"Each third and fourth grader is given the responsibility to come up with a business plan," Kinser said. "They are given a worksheet where they write what their business is, they keep track of how much money they spent on opening their business, and at the end of the day they report what they made."
Kinser said the students get to keep the money they earned, and the top three most profiting businesses earn a trophy. She also said a group will vote on the best decorated booth, and that student will also receive a trophy.
Business ranged from a dog treat booth, where you could purchase dog treats and feed a student's pet, a slime business, mystery bags, Nerf gun wars, softball throw, bouncy houses, and many more. The slideshow below contains photos of multiple booths created by the students.
"This helps our kids understand that you have to spend money to make money, and it also teaches them financial responsibility, by being able to see what is important to spend money on and what's not," said Ms. Brandy.
This event is something Kyrock does every year to give kids a fun learning experience, according to Principal Shaun Stice.