Winter Project Based Learning | Hot Cocoa Stand Business PBL | Hot Chocolate

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Shelly Rees
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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Not only do I love these PBL packets my daughter does too! She will work on them for an hour straight without me telling her to do it!
Great resource! My students loved it and I even surprised them with my own real-life hot cocoa cart before winter break!
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Students LOVE real-life learning, and this Start a Hot Cocoa Stand PBL unit will have them asking for more activities just like it! Students will plan and design a hot cocoa stand, create a menu, write how to make the world's best hot chocolate, and so much more! What better way to have students use real-life math, reading, and writing skills than with this Hot Chocolate Stand Business Project Based Learning unit?

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This activity is perfect for any winter month or as a Christmas Project Based Learning unit.

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All of the hard work is done for you. Simply print the NO PREP pages, and let your students make the decisions in this fun Start a Hot Cocoa Stand Project Based Learning Unit!

You can use all the packet for a longer project time-frame, or pick and choose the components that work best for your classroom and schedule. I do suggest having an actual hot-cocoa party at the end of the unit..... I mean, who doesn't love hot cocoa?!! I've even provided some bonus banners for you to use as a decoration.

While this unit is perfect for celebrating Christmas in the classroom, it is also ideal for classrooms not able to bring Christmas into the classroom.

This engaging Hot Cocoa Business PBL includes:

  • Unit Guide for Teachers
  • Hot Cocoa Research
  • Planning the Hot Cocoa Stand
  • Planning the Supplies
  • Design and Name the Stand
  • For a Good Cause (research and identify a cause for which to raise money)
  • Instagram Time
  • The Cocoa Stand Playlist
  • Hot Cocoa Stand Work Schedule (elapsed time and problem solving)
  • Cocoa Calculations (Math Word Problems)
  • Time for Hot Cocoa (elapsed time)
  • Create a Menu (money, design, research of hot cocoa facts)
  • Menu Math (basic operations and problems solving)
  • How to Make the World's Best Hot Cocoa (informational, how-to writing flip book)
  • Advertisement Poster (creative project with persuasive writing)
  • Bonus Hot Cocoa Stand Banners
  • Scoring Rubrics
  • More!

Please note: Students are required to do some research in order to find hot cocoa facts. Research guides are not included with this packet.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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