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East Lake Has Young Entrepreneurs

East Lake's 5th Graders got down to business at Commerce Plaza. The fifth-graders gained an understanding of the business world when they took a field trip to Commerce Plaza, the Children’s Business Center for Tomorrow’s Business Leaders. The Levittown-based center enables students to learn about various careers by immersing them in a simulated business environment. Before attending Commerce Plaza students learned about various business skills in the classroom, such as check writing, filling out deposit slips, and keeping a check registry.  Each student played a specific role in the business community that allowed them to apply life skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication, and teamwork. They also filled out job applications and were assigned a job by their teacher. Then students attended Commerce Plaza to apply what they’ve learned by engaging in hands-on activities centered on the world of economics.