Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Music City U.S.A. weekend for trade!

Hailey, Ali, Thomas, and Brady give a "thumbs-up" over our new trade.

Guess what we have to trade with you? We have a two night's stay at the World Famous Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, and two Grand Ole Opry tickets! This adventure is worth $600! What a great get-away! This would make a terrific Valentine surprise for your loved one , a special anniversary or birthday gift, or just a treat for yourself. And, you may choose when you wish to have this adventure.

Mrs. Cochrane's students are thrilled to have the Music City weekend for trade!
Now, we can't wait to hear from you. This would be especially terriific for all of you friends outside our great state of Tennessee that we know have followed our blog. Or, just think how awesome this would be for all of you friends who have followed this blog from outside the U.S. Remember that this is not for sale.
We want to trade-up!
We started with a 64 cent rubberband ball and believe it or not, now we are looking to trade-up for a $600 Music City get-away. So, look around for something to trade. We will consider all offers. We will consider artwork, jewelry, services, antiques, you name it. Be creative ! It doesn't have to be anything new - just a trade up. Remember, that whatever we own in April, we will auction off and donate the money toward micro-lending in developing countries. Please contact our teacher, Rita Cochrane, at rita.cochrane@lipscomb.edu with your trade offer.
We can't wait to hear from all of you!
Happy Trades!
Mrs. Cochrane's Class

Monday, December 15, 2008

We've traded!

Thanks for being patient, all of you out there who have been checking our blogspot. We had a snow day on Friday (Yippee!) which meant we could not vote on our trade. We voted today and plan to make a trade tomorrow. So, check back tomorrow afternoon because we are very excited about what we will have to offer.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Yippee!! We have Grand Ole Opry Backstage Passes to Trade!

Mollie, a WSM representative, trades Grand Ole Opry passes
for our $300 Ms Concierge gift card.

The seventh grade class at David Lipscomb in Nashville, Tennessee has traded-up with 650 AM WSM radio and are the proud owners of two backstage passes to a performance of the Grand Ole Opry. If you love country music, then you will want to trade with us for this! These backstage passes could be yours!

With this trade, you will:
*Be allowed to choose the performance you wish to attend
*Be escorted through the backstage artists' entrance
*Tour the "off-limits" areas of the opry
*Mix and mingle with the Opry crew and cast
*Be given a "shout-out" from the stage of the Opry which will be broadcast over WSM airways
*Actually sit on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry during the entire performance
*Receive a WSM prize pack

WOW! This offer is never for sale. The only way you can have this is to trade-up for it.

For those of you who thought you would never get this opportunity, this is your lucky day! So, how can you own this incredible night? Remember that we want to "trade-up", meaning that we want to get something worth more than the value of this awesome opportunity. We started out with a 64 cent rubberband ball and now own these two Opry backstage passes. Our class will continue trading up until April at which time we plan to auction off our final trade and donate the money to micro-lending in undeveloped countries.

We can't wait to hear from you. If you would like to trade with us and become the owner of the Opry experience of a lifetime, please email our teacher, Mrs. Cochrane at rita.cochrane@lipscomb.edu . We will evaluate all offers every Friday, so get those offers in by Thursday night.

Lauren and T.J. show off our Grand Ole Opry backstage pass and Mollie takes the MS Concierge gift card for WSM to donate to the March of Dimes auction.

Happy Trades,

Mrs. Cochrane's seventh grade class

Friday, December 5, 2008

We traded for something money can't buy - Priceless!

We are excited to announce that Lipscomb's seventh graders have accepted the trade of two back-stage passes to the Grand Ole Opry performance of your choice. The two passes include backstage entrance to the Opry by the artists' door, the chance to mingle backstage, sit on the stage during the opry performance, and much, much more. We will be making our official trade on Monday with the WSM radio representative. On Monday night, be sure to check back for photos and all the details. Remember, this is a trade that is never for sale. The only way you can get this is to offer us something in trade. We are looking to trade-up.

Happy Trades!

the 7th grade class at David Lipscomb in Nashville, Tennessee

Monday, December 1, 2008

New offers of trade are coming in

Be ready on Friday for us to announce our new item for trade. We have offers coming in that we will be voting on this Friday and making our announcement. If you do not wish to trade for the gift certificate, be sure you check back with us Friday evening to see what we trade for. It may be just what you want!
Happy Trades!

Friday, November 21, 2008

We chose to keep the gift certificate and hold out for a better offer.

Today, our class voted to hold onto our gift card and did not accept any trade this week. So, to all of you who thought it was too late to get that $300 gift certificate for residential house cleaning, compliments of Ms Concierge, you are in luck. This would make a perfect Christmas present! So, find something worth more than $300 and make an offer. How about pieces of art, jewelry, antique sports memoribilia, antique furniture or glassware, types of services, etc. The sky is the limit! Remember that all proceeds from our final trade auction will be donated to aid mico-lending in undeveloped countries.
Can't wait to hear from you.

Happy Trades!

Mrs. Cochrane's Seventh Grade Class

Monday, November 17, 2008

Who wants to trade-up for ten hours of Professional House Cleaning?

Mrs. Kopp, from Ms Concierge, trades a $300 gift certificate for the iPod.

Today, Mrs. Cochrane's class accepted Mrs. Stacey Kopp's trade-up. In exchange for the brand new iPod Nano, we received a gift certificate in the amount of $300 for residential cleaning in any home in Middle Tennessee. Whoever trades-up for this service will receive ten hours of house cleaning from Ms Concierge cleaning company. What a great gift for a loved one! How exciting to have your house professionally cleaned for holiday entertaining? Or, better yet, have it cleaned AFTER the holiday entertaining and you can just relax!

Here is the prized possession for trade-up! $300 gift card from Ms Concierge!

Get your offers in as soon as possible. Please remember that we want to trade for something worth more than $300. We will evaluate all offers each Friday. If we choose to trade that week, we will contact the winner and make the trade-up. Our final offer in April will be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to micro-lending in undeveloped countries.

No, we promise, this is not the professional cleaning crew. It's just some 7th graders excited about the trade.

Happy Trades!

Mrs. Cochrane's 7th graders

Saturday, November 15, 2008

We Have Traded our iPod!

On Friday, our class voted to accept the offer to trade our iPod nano for a $300 gift certificate for maid cleaning services. Wow! Right before holiday entertaining is the perfect time to have your home professionally cleaned. Check back on Monday for all the details and pictures of this trade. Be looking for what you can offer as a trade-up for this great gift. Happy Trades!
Mrs. Cochrane's 7th Grade Class

Monday, November 10, 2008

Who wants to trade up for this brand new I-pod?

Here is our new trade! Dr. Jim Thomas, our vice-president at Lipscomb University, traded us a brand new iPod nano for our legendary rubber band ball so he can display it in the president's quarters at our university. This is the brand spankin' new red iPod nano-chromatic. It is eight GB and includes earphones and a USB 2.0 cable. It is great for long rides in the car and on the airplane. It is ultra-skinny for on the go and holds tons of great songs. It has awesome games, and has much better sound that any other iPod nano. It sells at the Apple Store for $149.00. This would make a fantastic Christmas/ birthday present!

Here is Dr. Thomas trading an iPod for our rubberband ball.

We will evaluate all trade offers this Friday the 14th. Please email our teacher with all trading- up offers at rita.cochrane@lipscomb.edu . Remember, in April we will auction off our final offer and donate all the money to micro-lending in undeveloped countries. Can't wait to hear from you!

Mrs. Cochrane's 7th grade World Geography class.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Rubber Band Ball Has Been Traded

We have traded our rubber-band ball for an I-pod! We hope to have the I-pod listed for trade by the 1st of next week. Be sure to check back for all the info on the I-pod. Please start searching for what you would like to trade up for it! YIPPEE!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Rubberband Ball Trade-Up

Who wants to trade for this rubberband ball?

The 7th grade World Geography class at David Lipscomb Middle School in Nashville, Tennessee wants to "trade-up" for our rubberband ball. You see, we have been studying about standard of living and per capita incomes of countries around the world. We found out in a video by Izzit Co. entitled, "Pennies a Day," that Dr. Muhammad Yunus has made a difference in the standard of living in Bangladesh with just sixty-four cents. One of our seventh graders, Collin Keith, told Mrs. Cochrane, our teacher, about the concept of "trading-up," and we decided to give it a try. We spent the same amount (64 cents that our Vice-President, Dr. Jim Thomas donated) and purchased rubberbands from our middle school secretary.

At right, Dr. Thomas pays Collin the sixty-four cent investment for the rubberbands.

Below, we then paid Ms. Grissim, our middle school secretary, sixty-four
cents for the rubberbands.

Every 7th grade student, teacher, and administrator at David Lipscomb added a rubberband to our ball. Our principal, Mr. Pickens, added the yellow band to the ball.

Here is Mr. Pickens adding the yellow band .

Lastly, our President, Dr. Lowry, added the final purple band. (Purple and gold are our school colors.)

Dr. Lowry adds the final purple band as Collin Keith assists.

Now, our mission is to see if we can make a difference with our 64 cent investment. We plan to "trade-up" this rubberband ball numerous times between now and April, 2009, at which time we will auction off whatever item we possess. The money we raise will be donated to making a difference in undeveloped countries through micro-lending.

So, what does this have to do with you? Well, look and see what you have that is worth more than our rubberband ball, but is something that you would like to trade with us. The seventh grade students will consider each offer received and take a democratic vote to determine which offer we accept. If your offer is not accepted, keep checking our blog, because you just might want to trade for the next item we post.

How do you go about trading with us?

We look forward to hearing from anyone out there who is interested in "trading-up" for our rubberband ball. If you have an item to submit to us, please email our teacher, Mrs. Rita Cochrane, at rita.cochrane@lipscomb.edu with your trade information.

Our class will evaluate all trade offers every Friday. So, be sure you submit your trade by Thursday nights. We will then notify the winner and make our trade. As soon as possible, we will resubmit our new item for trade. Be watching! You never know what it will be! It might be just what you want!

Let the game begin! Happy Trades to You!

From: the 7th grade students at David Lipscomb Middle School