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
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