Learning the basics of business

Richard Shields students market, sell own products
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. BY RON MACARTHUR
June 13, 2014

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.