Mini-Grant Application for School Year 2019-2020

Submitted by: Katrina Feola Email: Grade Level: 4th-6th Subject: STEM, Literacy, Math, Art
Co-Applicant: Email: Grade level: Subject:

School: Belle Terre Elementary School Type: Public Grade Levels:PreK-6 County:Flagler

Approx. Enrollment: 1 Number of teachers:70

School Address:

5545 Belle Terre Parkway
Palm Coast, Florida 32137

Phone: 3864471500 Principal:Dr. Terence Culver Email:


Project Title: Bobcat Enterprises...Student Entrepreneurs Take the Lead
Project Dates: December 2-May 2020 Grade Levels:

Focus Area(s) :STEM- Math- Literacy - Art

We are requesting funds to expand our Classroom to Career Flagship program, allowing students to showcase their STEM skills by creating and managing a business. Fourth through sixth grade students will utilize 3D printers, Cricut die-cut machines, easy press tools, and other technology to design and create products they sell. Products will be hosted in an online store, as well as sold at school events. Students will explore STEM concepts, as well as music and art through the marketing of their business. They will also have opportunities to video conference with local and national businesses, learning valuable leadership and management skills. Some product examples are vinyl decals and stickers, t-shirts, keychains, coasters, greeting cards, and bracelets. Product themes will relate to content they are learning in class. For example, students can create themes and mottos for novels they are reading, t-shirts that encourage others to take care of the planet, and 3D printed ramps and tracks for exploring force and motion concepts. Additionally, students will utilize various math standards to manage their store budget, make change, and create graphs to track their earnings.


How is your project innovative?   (25 points)
This project is innovative, allowing students the opportunity to explore modern technology tools and create their own business. Students will manage an online store, learning about supply and demand, inventory, and marketing. By combining a variety of subjects and content area standards, students will learn the real-world application of grade level standards.

How will it fit into your curriculum (include standards)? (10 points)
Students will apply math concepts in order to provide change to customers, maintain a store budget, estimate sales, and create graphs to track income from the store. MAFS.4.NBT.1.3 Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place. MAFS.4.NBT.2.4 Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. MAFS.5.NBT.2.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. MAFS.6.SP.2.5 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by: Reporting the number of observations. Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement. Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered. Relating the choice of measures of center and variability to the shape of the data distribution and the context in which the data were gathered. Students will explore theme, tone, and figurative language in novels or poems they read in class. They will design products to sell with quotes from the novels, and representing the theme and tone in the book or poem. LAFS.4.RL.1.2, LAFS.5.RL.1.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. LAFS.5.RL.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes. LAFS.5.RL.3.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem). LAFS.6.RL.1.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

How will it encourage long-lasting change in your classroom, school or community? (20 points)
This project will provide students with entrepreneurial and leadership skills which will benefit them throughout school and in their future careers. Additionally, this project will help our school connect with community members and solidify partnerships with businesses to help benefit both our school and community.

How will technology be utilized?  (20 points)
Technology will be utilized throughout this project. Students will have opportunities to explore tools such as Cricut die-cut machines, 3D printers, and Easy Press tools. Students will also connect with business leaders using video conference tools. This will provide them with some insight into maintaining a business, as well as allow them to learn from someone other than their teacher. Additionally, students will operate an online store by managing inventory, analyzing sales reports, and marketing their business.

What evidence will you collect to show student gain?   (10 points)
We will provide a pre/post test to assess student understanding of business skills such as supply and demand, analyzing sales reports, marketing, and maintaining a budget. We expect student learning outcomes to increase by at least 20% following the implementation of this project.

How will participants share your project results with the community?  (15 points)
Aside from selling our projects to local customers at local events and online, we will also share our project and grant award with a variety of news sources, along with school social media accounts. We will also share our project at our annual district-wide Flagship Showcase.


Service/ Item Description Cost
2 x Cricut Maker Bundle  and Easy Press Tools (a variety of sizes)     $1,596
2 x Acer Aspire #15 laptop computers $700
Cricut and NICAPA Tools, Vinyl Sheets, and Cover   $240
Online Shop fee and product supplies (blank t-shirts, mugs, sticker paper, etc) $450
Total Cost of Project  $2,986
Total Requested from TERRA  $2,986
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I, Katrina Feola, certify that the application is complete and final, AND I verify that I have received permission to apply for these funds from Dr. Terence Culver,the Principal of Belle Terre Elementary School and any other individuals required by my school district.