Day 3 (Sep 27, 2023)
We had a very productive day.
Our business now has a name: Mug Maze
Here is what we covered:
- We made our first logo designs
- Board game design is coming along
- Character design is underway
- Initial advertising has started and you will see posters around the school.
The Board game has been upgraded by Atlas to have trading cards and possibly even a personalized game play.
Charlie is going to work on designing and printing a 3D model of the logo at school
ALL STUDENTS NEED FREE CANVA ACCOUNTS AND ACCESS TO THEM ON THEIR DEVICES AT SCHOOL.
A special note of thanks to ANA who helped with a lot of the designing and has quickly mastered how to use Canva.
Activities for this week
These activities are not homework and are not mandatory.
DIVVI - to lead the effort to brainstorm obstructions on the board.
CHARLIE- to work on designing a 3D model of the logo
ZAMAN + WESLEY - to talk to Nick about getting Canva access on the school computers.
ATLAS: to brainstorm the trading card idea
MILO - don’t forget to keep the design you make which we will use for the back of the board safely as I don’t have it.
EVERYONE ELSE- work with DIVVI to create some cool obstructions on the board.
Here is our first logo
Day 2 (Sep 20, 2023)
Wow! We had so much imagination today.
The whole group worked on merging all their ideas for their board game so they can start building it next week. They don't need to build it during the week, but should have some discussions in the yard to see how they can merge it together and come ready to talk about that. It would be really nice to see where all these organic conversations go and to see the new unified ideas. Their goal is to come up with a MVP next week.
Here are the decisions made on the board game:
- Point of the game: Players need to be able to collect all the items they need to make a hot chocolate
- Board game design: Circular
- Add some obstructions in the game that would prevent the player from continuing normally.
As most of the team is working as a team on the board game, we don't have all our management positions this week
Operations Manager: Charlie
He worked with the team to create an operations plan that helps the team reach their target. Here are the key milestones that the operations team came up with!
- Oct 11: Prototype of Board game is ready
- Nov 8: Final board game design is ready and it is uploaded as a digital download
- Nov 22: First day of Hot Chocolate Sales
- Nov 29: Second day of Hot Chocolate Sales
Day 1 (Sep 13, 2023)
We had a wonderful introduction to the world of Entrepreneurship! We really do have some very innovative kids there.
Here are some of the decisions they made:
Type of Business: Hot Chocolate Stand + Board game (with rocks in the yard used as game pieces)
Business name: <to be decided>
Charity: Patrick Harvey Arts Fund at JICS
Our Management Team changes every week, this week's roles are as follows:
|Management Team||Sep 13|
|Product Development Manager||Ezra|
Tasks assigned this week
|Category||Task||Date to be completed||Assigned to|
|Marketing||Marketing survey about interest in rocks, hot chocolate, boardgames - at least 20 people talked to!||Sept 20th||Zach|
|Product Development||Think about how the hot chocolate is going to be incredible. Also play board games and figure out what is fun.||Sept 20th||Ezra|
|Finance||Go find out how much we can charge for hot chocolates and board games - 4 items for each type||Sept 20th||Quinn|
|Operations||Working with logistics manager to make sure rocks are available for use as play pieces - check with Richard||Sept 20th||Bu & Wesley|
|Sales||A picture of what would be cool on the table, and what would attract people to the table (signs, decorations) and ask Richard if we can present at the assembly||Sept 20th||Zaman|
|Sales||How many lego pieces do we need for each lego fidget toy, and how much does it cost?||Sept 20th||Zaman|
|Sales||Work on logo ideas and let 6th graders know about logo ideas||Sept 20th||Ana|
|Launch Day||Meet with Richard and explain the ideas we have and get his buy-in||Sept 20th||Ana|
|Launch Day||Get costume ready for the Cat Ninja (NOTE: You cannot buy one - use what you have)||Sep 20th||Ezra|
|Operations||Meet with Grade 6 kids who missed the class today and get their input on the board game and the hot chocolate stand||Sep 20th||Ana + Zaman|
Grade 6 entrepreneurs: We missed you today! I hope you had a very good school trip. Here's what I would like you to start thinking out:
A) Ideas for a board game that meets the following criteria
- Is a cooperative game
- Can be single player or multi player
- Incorporates hot chocolate and arts (since we are raising money for the Arts Fund)
- Name of the board game
B) Ideas for logos - I really like the idea Bu came up with that had a crayon and a mug of hot chocolate so we can build on that
C) Any other creative ideas you have!
See you next week!