Last week Dustin (my husband), from Norton Financial came to visit us to teach the students about the importance of saving money and how interest works. He kicked off the conversation by asking the students what they may save money for, and they got responses such as, "video games, college, candy, and soccer cleats." They got to have fun thinking about what they would want to save for! Dustin then inquired what adults may save money for, and we heard, "house renovation, a new home, vacation, food, appliances." The students had a lot of insight into this topic. This led to discussing how people save money and why it's important. Many of them are already saving and have plans for that account!
Some students went beyond the worksheet to challenge themselves.