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Sierra View students turn entrepreneurs

"I always wanted to be in Mrs. Murad's class because I got to see the market in 2nd grade," said Wolfe.

Posted: Dec 4, 2017 5:45 PM

"I made it by stretching a 100 foot string across some concrete in my yard," said one third grader while demonstrating her project.

The big day is finally here for a class of Sierra View 3rd graders, who've dipped their toes into the world of business.

"We had different ideas! And then I got to pick one and she got to pick the other," said Ava Mettler & Addie Wolfe, 3rd grade students.

All of the students in Louise Murad's class knew what was coming, and they couldn't wait for their chance to shine.

"It was super fun, having to come in 2nd grade and be a part of it was really really fun," said Mettler.

"I always wanted to be in Mrs. Murad's class because I got to see the market in 2nd grade," said Wolfe.

The kids were told to create something - maybe holiday ornaments, bookmarks, jewelery - and be ready with a business plan to present to a panel of local judges who know their stuff.

"I wanted the children to be inspired .. by real people, around town, who have designed products themselves to sell or find ways to sell things at a profit," said teach Louise Murad.

So the judges ask the tough questions, not so much just about the products themselves, but the manufacturing process and the marketing plan.

"That was a little trickier than I thought it was going to be, I stayed in at recess yesterday and figured it out," said Sehyler Brouhade.

"We looked up and it was kind of scary, our eggs wouldn't set up very good ... It was like how much did it cost for each one, to make, and we were just getting stuck on it," said Mettler and Wolfe.

The takeaway? It's a lesson in self-worth, for one thing.

"The American Dream is they could be whatever they waned to be, they wouldn't have to work for someone else, they could make with their own life whatever they want with it," said Murad.

"I think I may actually want to sell my product when I get older and make a business, maybe" said Karis Converse.

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