Sustainability and profits

Last week we learned more about how farm animals are raised. We learned that industrial farm conditions are not very humane and cause stress to the animals. We also learned that sustainably raised animals have better lives and are healthier to eat because they are fed healthy, non-processed feed, and are not given antibiotics or other chemicals. Ask your child about what life is like for an animal on a sustainable farm.

We also graphed our gross revenues and profits to analyze our business success. This was tricky because we did have one sale with a net loss! The class learned about finding the difference with negative numbers because our profits were not all positive. It made for a relevant way of understanding subtracting positive and negative numbers. We graphed our data from the 6 sales and found that the business is doing well.  Our total profits so far are $296.31, gross (revenue minus expenses).

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