Teaching Kids to Save!
4th grade students got a life lesson on Tuesday, when Brenda Rowland from Farmer’s Bank of Unionville came to our classroom. Students from all three rooms gathered together to learn the importance of saving money. Mrs. Rowland taught about reasons to save, how to save, and even gave some examples. Students were given practical ways to save money while shopping and did a worksheet to prove the difference. She challenged them to understand needs vs. wants. Students were then given $2.00, which was very exciting to them! They could choose to spend the money in her “store” that she brought, or to save the money. Once students were done “shopping”, they were then surprised and rewarded with interest if they chose to save. It was a fantastic lesson and practical way to show them truths with money. Teaching Kids to Save is an annual event that can have a life long impact on the quality of a student's life. This national holiday came about due to our country’s lack of education to most people about money and saving. What a fantastic way for us to pair together with one of our local banks to share more knowledge with our students. Thank you Farmer’s Bank for giving of your time and resources to help our students learn!!!