Helotes Market Days

Students shopping at Helotes Market Days

Third graders at Helotes Elementary held their annual Market Day on Friday, March 22.  What a sight this was!  Market Day is an annual culminating activity to the third grade Economics Unit.  The students decide on an item to create and make on their own time, and with their own money.  A few of the items for sale this year were: beaded necklaces, Capri Sun wallets, Spurs keychains, stess balls, flower pens, leather bracelets, painted crosses, and so much more.   They advertise and set a price ranging from $0.25-$1.00.  One student selling magnets said, “I have to appeal to my customers,” as he pointed to a Hook ‘em Horns magnet.  He then pointed to an Aggie rock and proudly said that he was going to A&M!  Energy and quarters were bustling as kinder through 5th grade took their turn shopping for items.  Their choices were abundant.  It wasn’t a matter of what they wanted to buy, but did they have enough money for it all!    All money that is made is donated to a different charity every year.  This year the money will be donated to the Helotes Optimist Club, a volunteer organization that values all children and helps them develop to their full potential.   Not only is Market Day a favorite day of the year for students, but Staff as well.  This is sure to be one of those days that students look back fondly on as they remember their elementary school experience.