Sunday, January 30, 2011

What are you saving for?

Today, we started a classroom piggybank, adding a penny each day. Once we reach benchmark amounts (5, 10, 25), we will trade-in our pennies to learn other coin combinations. 
To peak their interest, I asked the students if they had a piggybank in their rooms. Almost every child responded with an excited “YES!” So, we passed around our teddy bear and each said what we were saving for with our piggybanks. Here are some of my favorite responses:
“College.”  Many of these responses - YAY!
“Nintendo DS game.”
“A new car — a mustang!”
“A train set.”
“Pretty clothes.”
I was so pleased to hear that so many of my students had piggybanks and actually had a goal they were saving towards! Even more so - I was so excited to hear so many students say college as their savings goal! Way to go parents!!!

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