Fourth and fifth graders at Trinity Christian School in Morgantown learned economics by operating a Christmas store on Wednesday.
The store was open to peers to shop for their family members and friends.
Students learned how to negotiate loan terms, perform market analysis to determine product price points and fill out job applications for store positions.
Children were able to purchase everything from candles, to bracelets and hot cocoa.
“The whole idea behind our Christmas store is to have a problem based learning experience for the students. So they run the store. They do all of the ordering, the prep work. They’ve created ads. Basically the problem that they are working on is how to serve their school, how to learn their economics unit and how to make a profit so that they can enhance their classroom,” said Diana Kingsberry, Trinity Christian School.
This is the third year that students have operated the Christmas store.