We started with allowances, the spending diaries, spending
plans, credit cards, checking accounts, saving accounts, and stock
exchange. We will continue this school year with learning how to
Personalizing the Lessons
I used the Practical Money Skills for Life teacher's guides along
with a credit card that was designed with our school's logo of an
Learning Never Ends
The students show up every Wednesday after school for Math
Club. We begin at 2:30 and end at 4:00. I have 30 3rd, 4th, and
5th graders. The group has obtained a practical use for money and
they understand the value and use of money. They have developed
real life budgets for themselves and they share them with each other.
I have enjoyed this after school activity and I plan to begin at
the beginning of the next school year so that we can have activities
all year. This experience has really helped with critical thinking
skills and prepared them for life and high stakes testing.