CCS is participating in the “Reading is an Investment” program for the second year. More than 120 Vermont elementary schools are offering the program in an effort to increase the financial literacy of youth statewide. The program promotes the importance of reading and teaching young children basic personal financial concepts. The program is sponsored by the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office and aims to increase school book collections in personal finance, give teachers and librarians related curricular resources, and encourage students to read!
Our school receives three new books each year along with lesson plans and activities designed to teach money concepts. At the same time, students are encouraged to participate in a personal financial literacy reading program. Our school library has a recommended money reading list that highlights books that focus on basic financial concepts. Students who read at least three books from the list and complete personal reading requirements can send a completed reading log to the treasurer’s office for entry in a statewide drawing for one of ten $250 accounts in the Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan – Vermont’s official 529 college savings plan.
In the program’s first year, more than 1,300 students from across the state completed reading logs. Wow! Grades K-2 will be completing the requirements as part of their library visits. Be looking in backpacks for a letter from Mrs. Huestis with more about this.
Grades 3-6 are also welcome to participate. Although we are busy teaching other skills to students in these grades, we have all the recommended books available to borrow. If your 3rd-6th grader would like to participate, please have them see Mrs. Huestis in the library to pick up a reading log. It might be a great way to keep track of silent reading at home or school! We will be collecting completed reading logs in the library by March 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Huestis at 425-6632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Reading is an Investment website for program materials and more information.