Mrs. Jessen's Fantastic 5th Graders started their unit on popcorn after Easter break. They were put in pairs and assigned a time to go and make a sales pitch to each classroom in the building about buying bags of popcorn from them. The students were given order forms and also a free sample of the product. Then order forms were collected and tabulated. On Monday and Tuesday of this week, parents came in and popped popcorn to fill the orders. Lastly the orders were delivered to the students and staff by the 5th Graders.
I helped pop popcorn for one hour on Monday morning and two hours on Tuesday morning. Each parent received a reward from Mrs. Jessen for helping of fresh baked dinner rolls and a small jar of apple butter.
The 5th graders broke last years record of the number of bags sold which they were very excited about. The money they earned will help cover the cost of their father and mother's day parties before the end of school. It was great fun for the students and the parents.