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Market Day

Innovation in Teaching Competition: Amanda Milner from Miller Elementary School

Grade Level

Fourth Grade

Content Area/Instructional Strategy

Overview

In this integrated unit, students work in teams to create a business, purchase supplies, and sell products. As they develop their businesses, students explore how economic concepts have impacted consumers across time, as well as master mathematics and English language arts standards. The unit culminates in Market Day, where students present their businesses, sell their products to customers, calculate profits, and reflect on their experiences in an opinion paper.

Standards Addressed

Social Studies
SS.4E.1
Mathematics
M.5.NBT.7, M.4.NBT.4
English Language Arts
ELA.4.SL.1, ELA.4.W.1

About the Teacher

Amanda Miliner
Miller Elementary School
Houston County Schools

Amanda Miliner is the 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year and a fourth grade teacher at Miller Elementary School. Mrs. Miliner holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Valdosta State University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Specialist Degree in Teaching and Leading from Georgia Southwestern State University. In addition, Amanda has educational endorsements in science, teaching gifted education, and teaching English language learners. Her best piece of teaching advice is to create learning environments where students feel free to take risks and make mistakes.