Workshop Description

Reading Makes Cent$: featuring Spend It!; John Deere, That’s Who!; and Ella Earns Her Own Money

Inspire your students to learn K-5 economic concepts using these three children’s books and more!

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George Mason University Center for Economic Education

Oct 14, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Arlington Public Schools
2110 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204
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Grade Level: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten
Potential Recertification Credits: 6

Reading Makes Cent$, sponsored by VA529 and Virginia Council on Economic Education, encourages your students to learn about making choices and saving money through children’s literature.

All elementary schools in Virginia may request three FREE books.  The 2019-2020 books are:
Spend It!
John Deere, That’s Who!
Ella Earns Her Own Money

This program will focus on hands-on lessons covering saving, decision-making, opportunity costs and investing in your human capital (a person’s specific knowledge and skills) as well as other K-5 concepts.  Learn more about bringing the Reading Makes Cent$ program to your school and how your school can earn $500 worth of books for your library.


Additional Information:

This program will be presented to elementary teachers and librarians in the Arlington Public Schools. If you are interested in attending this program, but are not part of Arlington Public Schools, please contact Kate Scott at

Instructor: O. Kate Scott, Associate Director
Contact Person:
O. Kate Scott, Associate Director
Center for Economic Education
George Mason University

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