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Mitby’s TV and Appliance Contributing researchers: Arturo Acosta Logan Christianson Irving Diaz Ethan Harris Noah Hemmersbach Amber Hoeft Mira Mellen Edgar Mosqueda Keona Mickelson Copyright @2012. Cashton Elementary Press

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Table of Contents History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Goods or Services? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 What You Can Find / See . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Using Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Reading and Writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 What If You Worked Here? . . . . . . . . . . 10 Interesting Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

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History of Mitby’s TV and Appliance •

Business opened in 1945 Lester Mitby Mitby family business Refrigerators were the first appliance sold Expanded by purchasing other buildings

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Goods or Services? The goods they sell to customers are appliances and TV’s. The services they provide are fixing appliances and TV’s.

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What You Can Find/See •

Refrigerators Washers and Dryers Stoves Dishwashers Microwaves TV’s

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Photos and Captions

Mike Mitby is the third generation working at his family business.

Electronic boards found inside appliances. 7


Using Math They use math by adding money and ordering the right number of parts. They also use math for billing.

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Reading and Writing •

They need to read manuals. They need to fill out and read paper work. They need to read addresses to deliver. They need to read to understand costs. They need to write good advertisements. They also need to write letters to customers.

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What If You Worked Here? •

Logan would be a delivery guy Mira would be a seller Irving would fix people’s things Keona would bake things in the ovens Noah would put more appliances and TV’s in Arturo would help if something was really hard Ethan would be the boss there Amber would show people around Edgar would fix TV’s

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Interesting Facts •

They have delivery trucks

They have old fashioned TV’s

They have many different kinds and sizes of TV’s

They sell 30 appliances a week

They fix 20 appliances a day

The delivery men have to move 300 pound appliances The building is more than 100 years old 11


Map Mitby’s Appliance and TV is located at 819 Front Street in Cashton, Wisconsin.

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Glossary •

Business- a store or a factory Appliances– a small machine that has a particular use Customers– a person who buys something Manuals– a book that gives instructions or information Billing– a notice of money for something bought or for work done Advertisement– a public announcement describing what is special or good about something

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About the Project The Cashton Elementary First Graders visited many places in order to learn about the goods and services our community provides to the people who live here. A huge thanks to all of the businesses we contacted who graciously allowed us to visit and learn. If you have questions about this project or would like to be included in the future, please contact one of the following teachers at the Elementary School (608-6547377). Rachel Huntzicker Beth Lee Dawn Stalsberg

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Mitby's TV and Appliance