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1st Grade Marketplace

Students in first grade were inspired to create a marketplace where they could raise funds to create a positive impact in the community. 

In partnership with the Service Learning Department, students brainstormed challenges they face in their daily lives and then designed products that addressed those challenges. Over the course of several class periods in the Idea Lab, students iterated on their solutions with different materials to create prototypes that they then shared with their 4th Grade buddies for feedback and suggestions. After creating a sturdier and more durable final prototype, the 1st Grade gathered in the Great Room to showcase their products at the Community Marketplace. 4th graders rotated around the different projects to hear pitches and invested "Brentwood Bucks" in the different inventions, and the 1st Grade then pooled the money they had raised to invest in a local organization making a positive impact.