Andrews Academy students battle for charity
The fourth-graders at Andrews Academy in Creve Coeur have been working on a business project inspired by the book “The Lemonade War” by Jacqueline Davies. The brother and sister in the book have a lemonade war for three days, battling to see who will earn the most profit.
The Andrews Academy fourth-grade business battle began by dividing students into two groups, with each group developing a business from the ground up. The students held company meetings to decide on product ideas, chose a company name and selected a charity to receive all the profits.
One company, “Scentsational Scents,” sold pens, pencils and erasers that had fun fragrances such as bubble gum, grape and cotton candy. This group wanted their profits to help people affected by the ebola crisis, so after researching charities they decided to support Save the Children.
The second company, “Everything Sweet,” sold breakfast foods and after-school snacks to benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer.
After three days of hard work, students calculated their income, determined their expenses and figured their profit. Each group wrote a business report, prepared a balance sheet that accounted for all monies, and created a PowerPoint presentation about their business’s success.
“Scentsational Scents” made a profit of $222.56 while “Everything Sweet” made a profit of $284.03.