CROWN POINT — Second-grade students at Solon Robinson Elementary School were able to pitch their business ideas to a zoning board made up of their parents.
Heather Corsey, a second-grade teacher at Robinson, built the recent event into the second-grade curriculum years ago, having students complete a project titled “My Community Store: Creating Your Dream Business.” This year, Corsey added another level to the project by inviting parents to participate as a “zoning board.”
Parents gathered around a table and listened to students present their business ideas, and then filled out a “Zoning Board Approval Form.” They were able to give positive comments and approval. The sheets were later presented to the students, along with a certificate granting them a “City of Crown Point Business License.”
“The feedback I received from parents left me with a great feeling,” Corsey said. “Some said they were so glad to see their kids