PROJECT BASED LEARNING: Plan a Bake Sale With Decimals & ELA Grades 3-5

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PROJECT BASED LEARNING (PBL): PLAN A BAKE SALE Everyone loves cupcakes and sweets from a bakery. Your students learn about economics and entrepreneurship as they open their very own bakery (option: have a bake sale). This student-centered project incorporates collaboration and differentiation by providing student choice. This real-world challenge requires students to use inquiry, critical thinking, and their creative minds during the high-interest cross-curricular [math, ELA] activities. Students integrate digital learning into the project as they investigate and plan their final product.

This PBL Plan a Bake Sale unit incorporates 21st Century skills with challenging, engaging, and creative activities.

There are some things students need to do so their shop will be a success. It will require them do do some research and planning.

In this project:
Learn about the history of cupcakes and about some Austin bakeries.
Photos of visit to Nothing Bundt Cakes, Hey Cupcake and Sugar Mamas.
Take a survey to learn about favorite cupcake flavors. Graph results
Create questions for business survey. Record results
Questions about starting a bakery. Choose a name, logo and slogan for your bakery.
Design a store front (use my template or design your own)
Create your own business plan (company overview)
Interview an owner or manager of a bakery.
Create a new flavors of cupcakes and describing words
Create a new cupcake
How to Make Cupcakes and Needs of Our School (Writing)
Design an flyer to advertise your shop. (This can be done on the computer or on a blank sheet of paper.) Make sure to include important info about your shop.
Design business cards
Create coupons for your ice cream shop.
Plan a menu for your bakery. – Students can even create their own design after using this template as a rough draft.
Inventory (choice of using a spreadsheet)
Plan social media for your ice cream shop
Cupcake and cookie recipes
Use a spreadsheet to take orders and making large recipes.
Design bake sale booth and make a scale drawing.
Invitations
Reflections

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PROJECT BASED LEARNING: Plan a Bake Sale With Decimals & E
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PROJECT BASED LEARNING: Plan a Bake Sale With Decimals & E
PROJECT BASED LEARNING: Plan a Bake Sale With Decimals & E
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