Mr. Joshua Roach and his sixth grade students have been working hard to re-establish an old tradition — the Northwood Carnival! Years ago, the Northwood Carnival was held at Lark Elementary. With significant help from the NEO, Miss McVey, and the NES staff, Mr. Roach and his students are excited to bring back this event!
Mr. Roach explained that many of the sixth grade social studies standards surround the ideas of understanding economics and that the planning and implementation of the school carnival is a great way to use a hands-on approach and to connect students’ learning with the community. He further explained that students have taken the lead on designing the booths and games and will run those booths on the day of the event. “The students are exploring being an entrepreneur, thinking about cost/benefits analysis, and designing an activity appropriate for their audience,” said Mr. Roach. Furthermore, students are working on the concepts of globalization, specialization, and supply and demand. Students are beginning to understand the interconnectedness of the world and how supplies come from all over the world. Mr. Roach continued, “Students are working on specializing their booth because the more unique the booth is, the less competition, and the greater number of customer visits/profit for their booth.”
When asked what they have enjoyed most about this project, sixth grader Josh Laesch explained that he liked the idea of working to, hopefully, make others happy. Nick Camarillo likes the idea of being able to have fun while working to be great role models for the younger kids. Alex Forth agreed and is looking forward to seeing the community have fun on the day of the event. Aamari Smith predicts that this unit will help in the future due to the lessons on budgets and spending money. Zachary Jones believes that this unit will help in the future, as it has involved using good communication skills and working as a team.
You don’t want to miss this great event. The Northwood Elementary Carnival, sponsored by the NEO, will make its return this evening, Friday, April 8th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at NES. Admission will be $2 per person. Tickets will be $0.50 each, 12 for $5, 25 for $10, and 60 for $20. Kids can look forward to face painting, games, a bounce house, raffle, photo booth, balloons, and music by DJ Ray! Additionally, hamburgers, pizza, chips, nachos, popcorn, soft pretzels, cotton candy, ice cream, and pop and water will be available. Come on out to check out our sixth graders’ booths and to enjoy a great night of family fun!