Saving to Make Goals a Reality
The theme this year is “Saving to Make Goals a Reality.” This series allows librarians and educators to give students an overview of how one identifies a savings goal and implements a plan to achieve their target. In Curious George Saves His Pennies, by Monica Perez, students learn about how they can quantify the value of a want or need and develop a strategy to actively save money to purchase a desired product. This book tells an easily relatable story that provides examples of the types of activities one must undertake to generate an income and save portions of it for a goal. Vera B. Williams’s book, A Chair for my Mother, tells the story of a young person and her family as they save money in a jar to purchase furniture after a fire destroys their house. The book allows for a discussion on human resources, earning income and setting a savings goal. In The Yoyo and the Piggy Bank, by Susan Werner Thoresen, students will learn about a young person who saves money for a yoyo by completing chores. The lesson plan compliments the subject by presenting basic information on how to make deposits into a bank account to achieve a savings goal.
Curious George Saves His Pennies - How do I Save for a Goal?
A Chair for My Mother - How do I Earn and Save?
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The Yoyo and the Piggy Bank - How do I Build a Plan to Save?
Additional Lesson Planning Resources
The lessons above are meant for use by the school librarian during a 40-minute instructional time. Teachers who wish to expand on the librarian activities may use this resource list to create longer, more detailed lesson plans.