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Crockett Students Participate In Learning Based Project

(left to right): Penelope Mathieu, Charlotte Bedford, Karis Furtch, and Zoee Cass


In Kim Smith’s fifth-grade classroom, an innovative learning-based project has recently taken center stage, captivating the minds and imaginations of young learners. They tasked students with a challenge that was as refreshing as it was educational: to work in groups and design their lemonade stands. This unique project was not just about quenching thirst; they designed it to serve as a foundation for building critical thinking skills and transforming these young minds into budding members of a small business community.

Pictured above (left to right): Ashton Farren and Brantley Collier 

The project was multifaceted, requiring students to dive into various aspects of running a small business. From calculating costs, setting prices, and estimating profits to designing marketing strategies and understanding the importance of customer service, they immersed students in a real-world business scenario. This hands-on approach allowed them to grasp theoretical concepts and apply them in practical situations, fostering a deep understanding of how businesses operate. It was an engaging way to introduce them to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, economics, and mathematics, all wrapped up in the fun and excitement of selling lemonade.

(left to right): Trinity Bonner, Na’Kiyah Gaines, Ivy Baty, and Ry’leigh Sims


Moreover, this project was a powerful platform for developing teamwork and leadership skills. As students collaborated to bring their lemonade stands to life, they learned the importance of communication, delegation, and compromise. Every decision, from the stand’s design to the selection of ingredients, required consensus and cooperation. This collective effort strengthened their interpersonal skills and instilled a sense of community and shared achievement. Kim Smith’s fifth graders learned about the intricacies of running a small business through this lemonade stand project. They experienced the invaluable lessons of teamwork and mutual support, preparing them for the broader challenges of life.