Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Collaboration, Numeracy, School Event | Posted on March 29, 2014
On Friday afternoon we set up our stall at the school market. For the past few weeks we have been planning and organising our market stall items and it was finally time to see if our hard work had been enough. We made some of the items and people chose something from home to donate (with parent permission of course!). Click HERE to read Billie and Tanyshah’s previous post for more details about our preparations.
We were rostered on for different times throughout the evening and had a steady stream of customers all night. The lucky dip prizes were very popular and we sold out! Towards the end of the evening we reduced our prices and sold a few more of the other items.
Having a market stall was lots of fun and it also helped us learn:
* You can do more if you work together
* People have different strengths and can use them to do different jobs
* You have to think about what items people will want to buy and what they will pay for them
* Deals like ’50 cents each or 3 for $1′ work
* How to calculate change
* Reducing prices at the end of the night helps sell a few more things
* It’s important to set up your stall well to advertise the items so people want to buy them
* There are expenses running a stall that you have to pay before you get to make a profit
It cost us $10 for the stall spot and we put in a $6 float for change. After paying Mrs Placek and Miss Crowther back, it looks like we have made abut $70 for our class bank account. We haven’t made a final decision on how to spend it yet. It might be used to rent a class pet, buy things for Genius Hour or other class projects.
What would you sell if you ran a market stall?
How do you think we should spend our $70?