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 . 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 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