Week 15 in 4B

New Unit of Inquiry

Central Idea: Organisations consider purpose and market forces when creating goods and services.
Lines of Inquiry

  • How organisations consider purpose and needs and wants
  • Market forces influence decision making
  • The role of social enterprises in the community
Concepts: Causation, Connection, Function
Related Concepts: Systems, Economics,  Social responsibility

Market Day

Dear Parents and Families, 

You may have heard the buzz from your child that Market Service Day is approaching. Market Service Day is one of the highlights of grade 4 and for our ES community. Through Market Service Day, students raise money to donate to an organisation that links closely with the Children’s Rights they feel most passionate about.

January 14, 2020, is the day!

We will need your support with this project over the next couple of weeks. Here is a rough outline of the happenings:

December 2-7 is a focus on business, looking at profit, market forces, supply and demand, and unique selling points. Students will be looking at the Child Rights they are passionate about and groups will be formed during this time.

December 9-14 is a focus on writing up their business plan, looking at costs, and applying for their loan. Before we head out on the winter holiday students must have their plans finalised with teacher approval.

January 6-10 is finalising their product or service for Market Service Day, creating a slide/poster for the advertising campaigns and checking equipment needs. There is a very high chance that the weekend of January 11 and 12 groups will want to get together and work on their plans/product/shopping.

Please check the blog each week for any important updates from the homeroom. 

Thank you in advance for all of your support, 

Grade 4 Team


Guest Speakers 

We had guest speakers this week   from KOTO and Cousins Restaurant. It was great to hear from these two organisations as they provided  valuable insights into our current Unit of Inquiry.  IMG_9853     IMG_0157     from KOTO and Cousins Restaurant.

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