Jennifer Fernandez is very proud of the Jordan Catholic School 5th graders that she has been teaching through the Junior Achievement program. According to Mrs. Fernandez, the program addresses how we earn our money and what we do with it.

Fifth grade teacher Lois Gannon explained that the children learned that we can do three things with our money: spend, save, and give it away. This lesson was timely as we prepare for the holidays. Mrs. Fernandez said, "I had the idea that with Thanksgiving approaching, it was a good time for the children to hold a bakesale. We created a business plan together including advertising and logistics. The children discussed area charities that their earnings might benefit and then voted to contribute their earnings to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I'm very proud of them. It was a great learning experience and they were very proud of the money they raised." The students earned $275. "I was surprised by how all those quarters added up!" said student Molly Hunter.

Additional Student Quotes:

"We liked working for a special cause- one that helps kids our age." -Samantha Sharp

"We all felt good doing it, knowing that it was going to a charity." -Sidney Boelens

"Advertising is important for making money"- Connor Boyd

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