10:00 – 11:00


The mysteries of how production, consumption and wealth works in the US and around the world are explored in this one semester course NEW at EIE. Come join Teacher Dan as he lifts the veil on dollars in a way that makes cents …er… sense

1 semester

$200.00  per semester.
$250.00  for charters

The course is recommended for 7th -12th grade but younger students will be considered on a case by case basis if you contact the teacher in advance.

CONTACT:  Dan Shippey

PHONE:  714-421-8448

EMAIL:  dan@breedshill.org

Inspired by this class, one Build-A-Biz graduate has started her own business selling beautiful handmade paper gifts.  

Check out Chillin’ Quillin’s wonderful website!

BUILD-A-BIZ: Pizzeria Edition

Taught by:  

Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning



Classes Start

September 16, 2020

TARGET: Grades 3rd-5th

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 14 week semesters – classes begin September 16, 2020)

COST PER SEMESTER  (All materials provided):

  • $250 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $275 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Inspire, Heartland, Blue Ridge Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students. If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

As a classroom entrepreneur you will plan and create your own pizzeria and take care of it’s daily operations, learning dozens of practical concepts related to your new venture along the way.

What will the week’s assignment be: Designing and naming your restaurant? Planning the Grand Opening? Calculating profit? Scripting a commercial? Making a brochure? Conducting an employee job interview?

In the exciting world of business, there is so much you can learn:

  • Writing a Simple Business Plan
  • Basic Economics
  • Money Matters
  • Math
  • Problem Solving
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Nutrition
  • and Design.

You will dream up weekly pizza specials to test the market as you look for successful dishes to grow your permanent menu. Will your new recipe be a hit? Find out the following week, through a Consumer Report showing customer sales and reviews.  We will track the collective profits of all class Pizzerias to earn real prizes throughout the year.

In Semester #2, you will have one special project to complete at home,  followed by a chance to present it in front of your fellow “business owners”.  We will finish our year with a real-life Pizza Party to celebrate how well you Build-a-Biz!

Tuition includes all materials necessary for class, including a folder/binder, writing implements, school supplies, design materials, incentive prizes and goodies for classroom rewards or celebrations.

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2020, simply complete the form and payment on the Registration page of WeSparkLearning.com .  Charter School students must request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as possible, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com