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Snowman Sweets is in full swing this week at Poplin!

The annual tradition of Snowman Sweets is in full swing at Poplin Elementary this week. First grade students have been learning about economics in Social Studies class. To go along with this unit, students have been making and selling “Snowman Sweets.” A Snowman Sweet is a candy gram that students can buy for their friends for only $0.25 each.

Students began by exploring how families have needs and wants. Students learned how jobs help people meet their needs and wants. Then it was time to put what students have learned into action with the Snowman Sweets project.

First students made signs and videos promoting their products to the whole school. The videos were shown on the morning television announcements. Ordering information was sent home and are being turned in. Later this week first grade students will begin working as producers to make the Snowman Sweets. Then students will organize the products for distribution. Finally, the products will be ready to deliver Thursday, December 19th and students in all grades will enjoy the Snowman Sweets next week!

By making the Snowman Sweets, students will get a chance to experience what a job is and how to produce and sell a product.  Michelle Ruby, a First-grade teacher, said, “What is impressive is all of the reading and writing is done by first graders.”

 

Written by: Elizabeth Medlin
Posted: Dec 08, 2013 by Elizabeth Medlin

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