Aurora Borealis Charter

Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2004

On April 14, Mr. Severson's class hosted the annual "Business Day" event in the gymnasium. This carnival-like event was the culmination of the fourth-grade class's business unit, which included lessons in marketing, advertising, accounting, business strategy and economics. Each student formed a partnership or sole-proprietorship and planned for two weeks how to run a personal business on "Business Day." Among the various businesses were hairstyling-tatooing, fun jump, mini-golf, ring tosses, balloon games, basketball shoot, video arcade, cake walk, variety store, county jail game, remote control cars and bean bag throwing games. There also were food businesses, such as pizza, nacho, sloppy joe, chili dog, root beer float, Italian soda and caramel apple stands. The entire student body and many parents attended the event beginning at lunch and lasting into the afternoon. At the end of the day, parents helped the students calculate profits. When all was said and done, the students earned their way to Seward for the Kenai Fjord Marine Science Boat Tour.

The junior high class recently attended an etiquette lesson. Mrs. Mary Krull hosted the event at Mykel's Restaurant, where she instructed students in proper etiquette for a meal and an opera. On April 16, the class traveled to Anchorage, where they put their new knowledge into practice at the Kincaid Grill and then enjoyed the operetta "The Mikado," at the Performing Arts Center. Many thanks to Mrs. Krull, Mykel's Restaurant, and Chef Al Levinson of the Kincaid Grill for their parts in this experience.

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