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Teacher Worksheet

1Teacher preparation

Overarching learning goals: This pair of lessons helps teachers to walk students through a step-by-step procedure that will culminate in the hosting of a team-based Garage Sale event.

Note: Teachers will need to obtain permission from school authorities to proceed with the planned Garage Sale, wherever it is held. Families should be advised of preparations and permission for each student’s involvement must be documented. Schools should encourage parental helpers to become involved in the event. Teachers should decide on a suitable venue before the classroom planning begins in earnest. Teachers might choose to encourage students to donate profits from the sale to a school or community project of importance to them.

Teacher content information:

The Garage Sale Trail  is a national day of simultaneous garage sales that’s about making sustainability fun and creative! By organising communities around Australia to hold garage sales on the same day, the event aims to


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Student Worksheet

2Running a Garage Sale:  
Planning Document 1 - Working in groups to set prices

The first step in the planning process is to ask your parents or care-givers for their permission to run a garage sale. You should only sell items that are yours, obviously! But to make the garage sale a greater success, you could also ask neighbours, friends and relatives if they have anything they want you to add to the stock for sale. Make sure you ask permission to sort through rooms, sheds and stored things if they are not yours. Ask a friend or relative to help you sort through your sale items and work through the other tasks as you prepare for the big day. Organising a garage sale should be fun!

The second step is to find out who you will be working with in planning, organising and running your sale. It can be so exciting working with a group because you can share your ideas and help each other. Your teacher will guide you through the process of setting up groups.  

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