2nd graders at Ledgemont Elementary were given the opportunity to show off their creativity and grow their entrepreneurial skills as part of the “Baby Shark Tank” learning activity. Based on the long-running, hit ABC reality-series, Shark Tank, students formed into groups of 3-4 and were asked to invent or improve upon a classroom item. Using their collaboration and team-building skills, students created a model of their product and researched the cost of materials required to create the product at full-scale. Each group then determined the price level that would generate a profit. The project culminated with group presentations on their invention during the afternoon on Wednesday, 4/10 and Friday, 4/12. Superintendent John Stoddard and Principal Kelly Rinehart were present to listen to each product pitch, ask questions about the product’s use and cost and provide helpful feedback. During each presentation, students applied previously learned math concepts to calculate their profit on a hand-held dry erase board. The “Baby Shark Tank” activity was a huge hit with the students and serves as a prime example of the District’s focus on incorporating project-based learning to promote future ready skills such as critical-thinking, collaboration, decision-making and inquiry. A special thank-you to Ledgemont staff members Dave Malkus, Pamela Nguyen, Maria Huber, and Kristen Boyd for organizing the “Baby Shark Tank” learning activity. Finally, congratulations to our Ledgemont 2nd graders for a job well done!