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Minors Lane Elementary fourth grade students demonstrated their business skills on Monday morning. Two teachers planned a lemonade stand project for their classes to give the children a taste of what it is like to create and execute a business plan. The students chose names for their stands as well as the lemonade flavors, a slogan and another menu item. “Lemon Bee” was directed by Jasmine, Joel and Christian. Their motto was: “Nobody beats our lemonade.” “… Because it is really delicious and we put a lot of work into it,” said Christian. They also offered a candy deal. Other groups chose chips, cakes, and other goodies. The assignment also enabled them to choose prices and offered a lesson in math. “We’ve talked a lot about how companies can set their own prices,” said Rachael Greenwell, one of the teachers. “Then (we discussed) how if they are set too high they can get more tickets for it; However, many people may not spend their money on it. “Students said the most important ingredients for a successful sale are teamwork, energy and fun. Customers, who were mostly other teachers, also voted on awards, including the The Best Communication booths. While the prize has been paid in a limited number of free tickets, students will be working on making real money this summer. Greenwell stated that both teachers will move their classes to fifth grade next year. This summer, the children will set up lemonade stands during Meet the Teachers Night.

Minors Lane Elementary fourth grade students demonstrated their business skills on Monday morning.

Two teachers planned a lemonade stand project for their classes to give the children a taste of what it is like to create and execute a business plan.

The students chose names for their stands as well as the lemonade flavors, a slogan and another menu item.

“Lemon Bee” was run by Jasmine, Joel and Christian.

Their motto was: “Nobody beats our lemonade.”

“… because it is really tasty and we put a lot of work into it,” said Christian.

They also offered a candy deal. Other groups chose chips, cakes, and other goodies.

The assignment also enabled them to choose prices and offered a lesson in math.

“We’ve talked a lot about how companies can set their own prices,” said Rachael Greenwell, one of the teachers. “Then (we discussed) how if they are set too high they can get more tickets for it; However, many people may not spend their money on it. “

The students said the most important ingredients for a successful sale are teamwork, energy and fun.

Customers, who were mostly other teachers, also voted on awards, including the booths with the best communication.

While the prize has been paid in a limited number of free tickets, students will be working on making real money this summer.

Greenwell stated that both teachers will move their classes to fifth grade next year. This summer, the children will set up lemonade stands during Meet the Teachers Night.