The Market Day Experience
The Operation Round Up Board of Directors created a mini-grant program to help teachers with classroom projects or educational field trips. Operation Round Up approved another three-year cycle of teacher mini-grants.
There are 10 mini-grants of $500 each available during the 2021-2022 school year. Entries must be submitted by May 14, 2021. This grant is available to any K-12 science, art, music or CTE classroom teacher that teaches at a qualifying school. A list of qualifying schools is available on the application that can be found at SPEC.coop.
Nineteen teachers received grants for their reading or social studies classroom projects for the 2020-2021 school year.
For a mini-grant application and additional details, click here.
Carrie Lowe is a third grade social studies teacher at Centennial Elementary and is a 2020-2021 Operation Round Up Mini-Grant recipient. Each year, Lowe teaches her students about free enterprise and hosts a Market Day Experience where students sell products or services. The mini-grant helped purchase equipment and supplies for her students.
“I wanted a way that a student would use a higher level of thinking to create products and services which could improve life, education and careers,” Lowe said.
“Thank you for allowing the students’ knowledge learned to turn into real-world business experiences,” Lowe said.