Young Earners Learn from Fielder the Financially Fit Frog at UW-Whitewater During Money Smart Week 2017
When Fielder and I arrived at the Andersen Library at UW-Whitewater on Tuesday of Money Smart Week, we were impressed with the interactive bulletin board in the story time area! Plus, there were many money-smart books on display all around the area. It was the perfect place for a "financially-fit frog" to share a lesson!
Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruz
Happy Financial Literacy Month! Smart Money Smart Kids is a terrific parent resource and is ideal for parents raising kids of all ages. I find it has super family-friendly ideas, examples, and resources. Plus, it is an easy read and written in a way the average parent can understand.
Seeing it is written by a father/daughter team, you get to see the parenting side and then feedback from the child (who is now an adult and can point out lessons learned from dad's methods she did not realize while growing up).
There is a Christian tone to the book so take that into consideration!
Ideal book for Grades: PK-3rd
This book uses fun "W" word alliteration to not only teach children about letter sounds, but also to teach them about earning money for that item they want!
Walter Warthog wants to buy a wonderful white wagon he sees in the window of a local store. Too bad Walter's wallet is without cash! Walter wants this wagon very badly so he begins earning money by making deliveries for William Wallaby. After a few twists and turns, Walter learns about responsibility, hard work, and ways to keep earning cash after his initial purchase.
This book also offers wonderful fun facts about warthogs and learning activities that teachers and parents can use with children. Check out the website provided at the end of the book for a recipe for Walter Warthog's Watermelon Punch!!!
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Held at St. Olaf’s Church Fellowship Hall
W653 Roosevelt Rd, Rubicon, WI 53078
Between HWY P and HWY 83: One Mile East of Deertrak Golf Club
This workshop is ideal for parents and guardians with children ranging in age from tots to teens and wanting to raise financially capable kids! Attendees will acquire ideas, techniques, and strategies to teach money management while instilling their own family values and generate a unique plan specific for their family.
Guiding Questions Include:
Cost: FREE! (Thanks to the Barbara Beetow Memorial Grant from WI Alpha Delta Kappa, Viking Brothers, & Architectural Designs)
Registration Required by April 19th: Via Email to: Guenther@EconomicsWisconsin.org
Notice of Non-Affiliation and Disclaimer: St. Olaf Church is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with EconomicsWisconsin or the workshop being presented.
Join me at the
Jun 13, 2017 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
Cudahy Middle School
5530 S Barland Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110,
Ideal for teachers, child care professionals, librarians, youth club professionals, parents, and others who work with children preschool to grade 3.
(can be taken as a workshop or for 1 credit)
From Books to Bucks takes reading, writing, listening, speaking, and math standards and integrates financial literacy through the use of developmentally appropriate children’s literature. Learn how to weave standards such as coin and bill identification and counting, earning, spending, saving, donating and other early finance and economics themes into your language arts block. This workshop promotes the integration of these concepts and others into Reader's and Writer's Workshop or a general literacy block. You will have time to create a lesson designed just for your classroom as well as develop a scope and sequence that will help you bring financial literacy into your classroom throughout the school year! Plus, take time to browse through a book collection from easy readers to chapter books! This workshop will teach you how to blend WI Model Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy such as Money Management, Planning, Saving, & Investing, and Critical Consumerism with Common Core State Standards.
Registration details HERE!
Pearl and I are looking for classrooms to visit to share her entrepreneurial spirit by reading a story, discussing her wisdom as a business owner, and leading a hands-on activity which involves students creating their own product in teamwork fashion.
Let Pearl introduce herself:
Hi! I am Pearl. I am very creative and profitable
when it comes to finances. I take pride in owning and managing my own accessories store. My friends tell me I have a flair for entrepreneurship. I am known for my self-confidence, determination, and hard-working spirit.
Hobbies/Interests: Designing scarves, jewelry, & other accessories, swimming, and collecting rocks.
Contact me to bring Pearl and her fun-loving entrepreneur spirit and positive character traits to your classroom, library, community group, youth club, church, or child care center!
Hi! I'm Jennifer! Program Manager of the Early$tart=Money$mart Program