Paw Paw Students Making Facemask Lanyards As Part of Micro-Enterprise
Students at Paw Paw Public Schools are learning some serious life lessons and important skills, making lanyards for facemasks themselves as part of a work experience project. Heather Raymond and her students started making headbands (similar to Sassy Olive, but with an added twist to their headbands that she didn’t use) as a micro-enterprise, teaching the students how to sew and some marketing skills. Unfortunately it was shut down. Mrs. Raymond needed to find something else for them to make this year that they could do a little more independently, at their seats, and distanced. It’s also something they can work on from home now that we are in a 3 week shut down. The product is also something in demand right now, as Mrs. Raymond explained to me:
The whole point of a micro-enterprise is to teach employability skills and engage students in the production of goods and services for their school or community. Students get an opportunity to learn new transferable skills and engage in some hands-on activities. They all look forward to “Work Experience Hour”. Also, with a micro-enterprise the money goes back into our account to purchase more materials for lanyards or other creations.