For the third year in a row, the first grade students at Bloomsdale Elementary launched three different sweet shops as a project-based learning project with Counselor Amy Rowland! The goal is to offer students a hands-on learning experience of how to run a business. Each class decided upon a theme, came up with their shop name, created promotional videos, and then applied for positions in their enterprise, including cashier, delivery, sales, decorations, security and clean-up crew.
The students in Mrs. Emily Schlueter’s class named their business Mrs. Schlueter’s Kind Chocolates, where they bought and then sold sweet items (including chocolate-covered Oreos and rice krispie treats, as well as chocolate-dipped pretzels) from a local business, Sweet Things. The students in Mrs. __ Grein’s class named their business Mrs. Grein’s Donut Shop, where they bought and then sold donuts from a local business, Shamrock Donuts. The students in Ms. Bethany Bequette’s class named their business The Juicy Watermelon, where they sold watermelon slices from Frank’s Produce in Perryville! Groups of student employees prepared and delivered desserts around the school to students and staff members who submitted orders. Staff members also visited the shops to order yummy desserts.
Mrs. Schlueter’s class raised $143 from their shop, which they donated to Shop with a Cop; Mrs. Grein’s class raised $130 for Bloomsdale Elementary’s PTO; and Ms. Bequette’s class raised $50 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.