Comal ISD hosted its Third Annual Entrepreneur Expo March 26 at the McKenna Event Center in New Braunfels. Fourth-grade students from around the district displayed Texas-themed products, which were judged and auctioned.
All fourth-graders in Comal ISD have been learning financial literacy monthly during their social studies class period from various business representatives. They taught students about the role of money in everyday life, basic steps of starting a business, how to think like an entrepreneur and more.
The Entrepreneur Expo is a way for students to use these financial lessons, social studies knowledge and creativity. Students were tasked with creating Texas-themed items to showcase at the expo, and they were judged on their presentation skills, creativity and craftsmanship.
In addition, attendees we able to bid on students projects during the silent auction. Students who received profits from the auction then had the chance to invest in a checking or savings account. Both Randolph Brooks and Security Services Federal Credit Unions were in attendance to help answer any questions parents or students had about banking.
“The Entrepreneur Expo has easily become one of my favorite events,” said Margaret Hamilton, Comal ISD’s Social Studies Coordinator. “This event gives our students an opportunity to apply math skills, social study knowledge, presentation skills and in many cases the science behind their products.”
“It certainly makes my teacher heart happy to see students excited about their learning and willing to put themselves out there!”
In Photos: Rebecca Creek Elementary student Macey Gill with her sculpture representing wildlife in Texas.
Mountain Valley and Rahe Bulverde Elementary students Riley Matthews and Brandon Mendosa-Flores
Indian Springs Elementary student Lianna Scharich showing off her wooden Texas calendar to an expo attendee