Sharing with Others: An Introduction to Financial Literacy
I loved the day I spent with students from Honor School District (formerly Herman, Neosho, and Rubicon). Having taught at Rubicon for 20 years it was a heartfelt blend of my past endeavors (elementary/middle school education), current passions (financial literacy advocacy), and future missions (helping young children experience financial literacy opportunities at an early start!)
The last year I taught at Rubicon, I took the 7th and 8th graders to JA Finance Park and everyone had a unique and meaningful learning experience. So I was super excited when my former colleague, Kristine Birkholz, and her new team engaged the 4th-6th graders in the JA BizTown curriculum and took them to JA Park for the hands-on culminating experience. I thank her for asking me to volunteer at the TV/Radio station.
Special shout-outs go to a former colleague who also volunteered, Tom Schaefer, as well as Matt and Erin Guenther (cousins on my husband's side), the moms from my daughter's baseball league! Go Rubicon Red Sox! And Reed, a family friend, who stopped by to maintain the TV/Radio facilities while he was working that day;)
Thank you to them and all the other volunteers as well as the employees at JA for making the day a memorable experience for everyone! JA BizTown is a an excellent way to get an EarlyStart to becoming MoneySmart!
Date Change: Now November 19th- From Books to Bucks: Linking Literature and Money for Young Earners ~ One-Credit Course Available
Register for this class: HERE
Concordia University - Waukesha Center
N14 W23777 Stone Ridge Drive, Suite 290, Waukesha, WI 53188, United States
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!
Hope to see you there!
Hi! I'm Jennifer! Program Manager of the Early$tart=Money$mart Program