4th Grade Creating Businesses to Help Our Community

This week in reading, fourth graders are focusing on how businesses can affect the lives of others. We discussed different businesses that Norfolk already has, and we talked about how they help the members of our community. We discussed questions like do the businesses provide people with a needed item? Do they donate money or items to people in need or charities? We then had the opportunity to create our own businesses. The students had to come up with a business, decide what their business would do, how they would make a profit, and how it would affect members in the community. Different examples of businesses that were created are Dino Gas, The Clothes Palace, Gold Miners (selling jewelry), Papa’s Pizza, and Norfolk Public Zoo!