Eighth Graders Act as Entrepreneurs for a Day!

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Ms Larkin's eighth-grade FACS (Family and Consumer Science) class learned about what it was like to be an entrepreneur last week.  They did some market research to decide on an item to "sell" in class, created food trucks with their business names to advertise their product and then "sold" their product to their classmates and teachers. Payment was in the form of a check so everyone was able to practice some check writing.  After the sale, students totaled their revenues and figured out what their profits were after subtracting their product costs.  There were so many delicious, tasty smoothies, milkshakes, cupcakes, brownies, and cookies that the students prepared both at home and in class. "The eighth grade did a great job organizing, marketing and selling their products," said Ms. Larkin. "It was a treat for all involved!"