We have always been challenged getting financial literacy education into the time-pressed elementary classroom. In the past few years, we have found a great place and partner in the teacher-librarian. During library time, there is finally some time to teach students about the choices they have for money. Next to a parent, the teacher is the most impactful teacher in a child’s life -and the teacher-librarian is in a perfect position to help us as parents teach our kids about money.
During the 2010 Chicago Federal Reserve’s Money Smart Week, with a little help from the Money Savvy Pig, an interactive piggybank, Chicago Public School students in grades K – 8 spent classroom time with their teacher-librarians learning about the choices they have for money Continue reading