East Rockaway Shark Tank

East Rockaway Shark Tank Photo

Fifth-grade students at Centre Avenue and Rhame Avenue have been studying the business model as part of their social studies curriculum.

They recently participated in an Entrepreneur Day, where they created a business plan, designed and built products, and sold them to family and friends. As an extension to this unit, several students presented their websites and prototypes to members of the East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School business department, principals, and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction John Piccarella.

Assistant Principal James DeTommaso and business teachers Joseph Lores and Russell Pajer then provided feedback about how the students could improve their products and marketing strategies. This was a wonderful real-world experience for the students, and teachers hope it will be the beginning of a collaborative program going forward.