Fifth graders in Carrie Heine’s class at Rose Acres Elementary raised $400 during their Market Day event and donated all the proceeds to Loaves and Fishes, a local charitable organization.
Heine teaches the students using a project-based learning method and recently completed a unit about personal and business finance. Through their learning journey, they also learned about philanthropy.
Each group of students ran a small business to sell plants they grew along with other handmade arts and crafts. On Dec. 17, the class hosted its Market Day and sold items for 25 cents to $5.00 and allowed other teachers to send their students to shop.
The $400 donation to Loaves and Fishes was made in hopes that the shelter could make Christmas a little extra special for the children in their care.