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Learning the basics of business

Richard Shields students market, sell own products
Jun 13, 2014
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Chloe Zebb pours colorful sand to create her own artwork at one of the many market booths in the second-grade wing of Shields Elementary School.

At the end of every school year, Richard Shields Elementary School second-graders get into business. They create, market and sell their products to other students, teachers and parents during the annual Market Day. This year's products and services, sold June 6, included an assortment of baked goods, jewelry, sand art, fruit drinks, book markers, face painting, hair and makeup applications, action figures, paper tattoos, dog chew toys, pencils and much more. "Money" used on Market Day is designed by students and earned for safe, respectful and responsible actions.

Luke Hopkins takes a shot of Tias Small using an iPad in his photo booth, one of the most unique businesses set up for Market Day. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
KJ Gibbs displays colorful masks that he had no trouble selling. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Sarah Williams, left, paints the face of Hannah Abel. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Sophia Nouman has a lot of colorful handmade bracelets for sale. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
James Rego straightens out the mustache he just purchased. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Ethan Boladas has some fresh fruit for sale at his booth. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Nathan Passos has been busy shopping in the Shields second-grade classrooms. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Mollie McClanahan concentrates as she paints a student's nails. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Hannah Abel works on a sand-art creation at a popular Market Day booth. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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