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Thumbnail Image for Article 271Prairie Creek Elementary's Popcorn for Paws
Posted Date: 05/26/2015

Second graders at Prairie Creek gained business experience and had the opportunity to make a difference in the community this year as they went through the "Popcorn Unit!"  During the Popcorn Unit, students learn what it takes to start and run a popcorn business from the ground up.

First, teachers took students on a field trip to Andover State Bank where they secured a loan to purchase popcorn supplies. They then visited The Popcorner, a local business, where they gained insight into how to start a popcorn business and be successful.

Next, each class selected a company name and logo design. Students were then assigned to different departments. 

The advertising departments made posters and wrote scripts and jingles to perform throughout the school, the sales and accounting departments collected orders and counted money, the packaging department colored logos for the popcorn bags and the manufacturing department measured just the right amount of ingredients to pop some delicious, fresh popcorn! 

The three class-run companies, Pearson's Rockin' Popcorn, Lawson's Poppity Pink Popcorn and Elsbernd's Popcorn Palace, raised $317.25 and donated all their profits to the Kansas Humane Society! A check was presented to Rachel, a KHS representative, during a school-wide assembly on May 14. It was a Popcorn for Paws event that Prairie Creek teachers hope to continue for many years to come.