Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen is a terrific summer read for children 5th-8th grade. In my opinion, it will appeal to the male gender especially because the main character, the Lawn Boy, is a teenage male who realizes his financial potential after receiving a lawn mover as a gift.
It has a few quirky and unexpected events that the 7th graders I read the book to as a read aloud in my ELA class found to be funny and wanting to hear more.
I like how Paulsen weaves in entrepreneurship and investing in a unique manner. Get your teen reading this summer.....and perhaps off the couch, mowing lawn, and earning!
This post is dedicated to my Lawn Boy, Thomas! He just graduated from high school and has opened his own LLC---Guenther Outdoor Services! He started out at age 14 mowing the lawn for a neighbor. Invested his year's earnings in a bigger zero turn and continues to grow his business. If you live in SE Wisconsin, he's the mowing man for you!
I am looking forward to taking a course and networking at Edgewood College in Madison next week: June 27-July 1st.
This course, Paychecks, Financial Contracts, and Entrepreneurship, is one in a series of three of the annual summer institute.
If you would like to learn more about what NIFEL has to offer check it out online.
I had the privilege to chaperone the winning team from Dodgeville High School to New York City.
The team of three high school senior ladies, their teacher Mr. Bradley, and I spent two days in New York. The private tour of the New York Stock Exchange was a huge highlight! Thank you to Duncan Bell, Chief Financial Officer of E & J Securities Corp. for that behind the scenes experience.
To learn more how your class can compete in this stock market simulation and possibly have this NY experience, visit EconomicsWisconsin.org.
Hi! I'm Jennifer! Program Manager of the Early$tart=Money$mart Program