CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- After a classmate sold a cup of lemonade Saturday, Aboud Ashab handed the customer their school's business card.
"Now give her her change back," Ashab, 10, instructed his classmate.
Students from Mountaineer Montessori School set up shop at the Capitol Market to take part in "Lemonade Day," a national program that teaches children how to run their own business.
Isabel Menon, 10, was taking her turn wearing a lemon costume.
"We've learned how to manage money," she said.
Hayden Carriger walked away from the stand, with a cup of lemonade, and hawked his wares to the crowd shopping at the market.
"Lemonade, coffee, candles," he yelled.
"This has helped me learn how to start up a business and learn how to maintain it," said Carriger, 9.
This is the first year West Virginia students have participated in "Lemonade Day," and, according to the event's website, 17 schools around the state took part. About 1 million children in 100 cities nationwide were expected to be involved.
"A whole curriculum was provided," said JoEllen Zacks, a parent and vice president of the Montessori school's board of directors. "It applies real world lessons."