Inquiry project success stories

Students from 8A made over 400 smoothies on Thursday, June 6th on our student led create your own business. With the donations from the HWDSB Foundation for Student Success and the help from my other job Tucker’s Marketplace, our business plan went off without many hitches.

We had a great day with 22 students spread out through many stations: blending, cup decorating, ice crushing, phoning classes, taking photos of students with smoothies, getting ingredients for students and much more.

Putting the leadership into my students hands was an amazing process and I cannot wait to do something like this in the future. Everyone was able to comment afterwards on their favourite parts of the project and parts they thought were more challenging. Students enjoyed: taking leadership, ordering ingredients, making the smoothies, shopping for ingredients, coming up with the idea, decorating the room and much more.

It was a great adventure and many more pictures can be seen on my instagram page mclaughlins.classroom. Special thanks to my dad, Bob McLaughlin for being our chef on site to ensure proper food handling all day long!


Updated: June 17, 2019 — 9:23 pm

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I am a permanent teacher in the HWDSB, currently teaching grade seven remotely. I will be sharing my online journey this year as we embark on this experimental voyage.

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