I will be facilitating two sessions at UW-Whitewater's Annual Early Childhood Conference on Friday, April 8th.
Maggie Lou, my Money-Smart Marsupial, and I will demonstrate how to incorporate books related to bucks into Reader's and Writer's Workshop and the language arts block in general. Also learn how puppetry can be used to engage children in education. Sign up for session #428.
I will also showcase financial literacy resources related to families for your school or center to use to reach out into the community and offer opportunities that parents and guardians can use with their children aged PK to College. Sign up for session #211
Learn more about the conference: Early Childhood Conference"#OUR WORDS ARE IMPORTANT"
April 23-30 is Money Smart Week. Plan ahead for a Money Fair. This project-based learning activity engages students in financial or economic concepts and allows them to showcase their learning. Join schools across Wisconsin who are using Talk With Our Kids About Money lessons to inspire projects for the Money Fair.
All lessons, activities, and coordinator support are of no cost to educators. Reach out to me to start planning your Money Fair today. It's a excellent way to get an EarlyStart to helping your students become MoneySmart!
Start in April when your students return from spring break, and you will be ready to showcase on Wednesday, April 27th which is "Talk With Our Kids About Money Day" or any other day during money smart week!
One Cent, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent by Bonnie Worth illustrated by Aristides Ruiz
The Cat in the Hat can help your children get an early start to becoming money smart. This book explains the history of money, the concept of bartering, the evolution of banks. and much more.
Let's take time to Talk With Our Kids About Money and use this book as a terrific starting point!
Happy Read Across America Day from the Books to Bucks Team!
Hi! I'm Jennifer! Program Manager of the Early$tart=Money$mart Program