Elementary School Librarians!

Earn free books for your library, help students learn about money, making choices and saving, AND reward students with a chance to win a college savings account.

Reading Makes Cents is a K-5 reading challenge to help students understand and apply History and Social Science SOLs:

  • SAVING and the importance of budgeting money to buy things in the future
  • People make CHOICES because they cannot have everything they want and all choices have an OPPORTUNITY COST (the second choice given up when making a choice)
  • Investing in your HUMAN CAPITAL (a person’s specific knowledge and skills)
  • People WORK at JOBS to earn MONEY
Form for Librarians: COMPLETE NOW TO RECEIVE YOUR BOOKS!
READING CHALLENGE Form for K-5 Students: SUBMIT BY APRIL 12, 2019 TO ENTER DRAWING FOR ONE OF 14 COLLEGE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, EACH VALUED AT $529

Plus, the school with the highest participation in each of seven VaASL regions receives $500 worth of financial literacy books for the school library! Go to readingmakescents.com for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Click HERE for more information on the above 2018-19 featured books!

2017-18 books, lessons and resources
What Pet Should I Get?
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
Isabel’s Car Wash

2016-17 books, lessons and resources
Lemonade in Winter
My Rows and Piles of Coins
Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock

2015-16 books, lessons and resources:
Tia Isa Wants a Car
Helen’s Big World: The Life of Helen Keller
Uncle Jed’s Barbershop

2014-15 books, lessons and resources:
A Chair For My Mother
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Difference

Special thanks to the Virginia Association of School Librarians for valuable input in shaping this program.

 

Professional Development for Teachers: WorkshopsProfessional Development & Certification

Curriculum Resources: Color the Concepts, Reading Makes Cent$, State Standards & Resources

Programs for Students and TeachersMini-Economy, Stock Market GameTM, Economic Educator Awards