Project Summer Stride: Week Seven
The special focus of Week Seven was financial literacy, and lessons about money were woven into many of the day's activities.
During tutoring time, the children and tutors made coin books. After discussing different coins with their tutors, the children created a book about pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. They enjoyed coloring the pictures and figuring out how many pennies were equal to one nickel. The children love to incorporate writing and drawing into their tutoring time. Many tutoring pairs draw a picture or write new words about the stories they read together.
After tutoring time and lunch, the children visited Ms. Heather in the Children's Room for a storytime and puppet show that were all about money. This activity was in conjunction with Growing Savers, a FINRA grant received by Richland Library. The children listened to stories about money, sang songs, and even searched for hidden coins in the Storytime Room.
There are only two more weeks to go in Project Summer Stride. Many of the children have begun talking excitedly about going back to school. All of us at the library can't wait to see how successful and happy these children will be next school year - but we sure will miss seeing them each week!
- IMLS: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Project Summer Stride is made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- Growing Savers at Richland Library
Growing Savers: Smart Money @ Richland Library focuses on teaching financial literacy to adults, kids, and families. Webinars, classes & events, and even a special children's song written just for Growing Savers are all part of a $78,500 grant awarded to the Richland Library by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) through Smart Investing @ Your Library.