Fun "In Store" For Students has a variety of sections designed to meet a variety of goals. Teachers and facilitators can use this resource and activity book to justify, develop, and operate a school store or a school based business.
There are many reasons why you or your school may have the goal of developing and operating a school store. These reasons may include: • integrating academic standards into the classroom
• providing your school with a continuous fundraiser
• developing job seeking, employability, and worker maturity skills
• assessing and evaluating your students
• developing community and business partnerships
• providing students with interesting work experiences
• maximizing academic success by connecting school-to-work
• integrating school and work-based learning
• increasing awareness of careers including entrepreneurship
• developing financial literacy skills
If your goal is the integration of your students with academic standards when developing and operating a school store, then section 1 has a step-by-step process for getting administrative approval, hiring students, orientating students, developing a business plan, monitoring the store, assessment and evaluation of the students and the store, and future ideas for your school store.
If your goal is to just have a continuous fundraiser, section 6 contains assembly plans to build the biggest, most durable, self-locking mobile school store that can be used in a variety of locations. Some of the features of this mobile store are solid construction, secure locking, easy mobility, 12 adjustable shelves, and a 48" by 37" acrylic front. Some of the benefits of the store are that it is a continuous fundraiser, you can display merchandise effectively, it is very mobile, and the store can be built at a reasonable cost.
"There were so many reproducible pages that I could immediately use when starting the school store and then in the classroom. The hands-on activities, resources, and the consumer math section opened my student's eyes to how school work relates to career work and the math associated with real-life living. Also, my students learned a lot of employability skills. The worker maturity self-evaluations, worker maturity teacher evaluations, and tests advanced their worker maturity skills early in life"---Carrie King, M.S......Occupational Teacher
"I like the way the book was presented and organized. I could easily navigate through the appendices to find what I was looking for. The lesson plans and curriculum integration ideas gave me more tools and resources to help us achieve our goals and objectives"----Cassandra Chaney, M.S......Resource Coordinator