The students' Canadian Career Fair was a great success! They've put so much thought and effort into their businesses, and it was neat to see that work pay off as they pitched their companies to prospective employees from 2V. There were many big hires made, and it was great to see 2B share their learning and creativity with their peers. You can watch the video below to get a sense of our exciting afternoon!
We're busy preparing for our career fair on Friday here in 2B! Students are practicing their presentations, creating props, and putting the final touches on their presentations. They will undoubtedly have many interested employees in a couple of days!
This past week 2B were very diligent marketers as they planned the marketing for their Canadian business. Students had to conduct market research to understand the culture and demographics of their location, and had to consider how to pitch their product and environmental policies to the public. They chose between creating a TV ad, radio ad, poster, or website and you can check out the results above and below!
Our class has been abuzz for the past couple of weeks as the students have been planning their own businesses using a natural resource in one of our three Canadian communities. The students have made lots of decisions, including crafting a mission statement, business name, and determining whether their business existed to make a profit, benefit the environment, help a charitable cause, or to bring jobs to their community.
We’ve talked about resource stewardship which is an important part of our curriculum in grade two, and students have been mindful in making plans on how to use their renewable or non-renewable resources. Most recently the students designed logos. To recognize the history of Aboriginal people stewarding these resources, the logos all included the Aboriginal language and art of the business’ community. Some students have been so passionate about their businesses that they have been adding to their plans at home!
This week we are going to plan some advertising for our businesses so that we can think about the demographics of our communities and what would convince those people to buy the product. Students will be creating a TV ad, poster, radio ad, website, or some other form of PR to advertise their product. You can check out some of our research resources here!
Mrs. Barker is a grade two teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her kids Jack and Ellie.