Elementary School Librarians!

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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 Cent$ 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 MARCH 31, 2017 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.

Participate in Reading Makes Cent$ and receive the following books with library binding for free:
              
Click HERE for Lessons and Resources for the above 2016-17 featured books!

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

2015 Winners: Students & Librarians
Click here for a complete list of 2015 Reading Makes Cent$ winners!

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