Students in the fourth grade classrooms of Mr. Gregory and Mr. Moleski were taught a very valuable lesson in economics. The lesson, titled Save and Score, was presented in mid-February to the eager listeners. The program is sponsored by the Lake Michigan Credit Union and the Grand Rapids Griffins.
The students learned about the four different ways to save money. The various ways include:
1) short term investments
4) long term investments
With inquisitive questions and a keen interest to learn, our students once again exemplified how we use our Habits of Mind at Cedar View. This was witnessed by the two presenters from LMCU, Ms. Vickie and Ms. Jennifer. They raved at how well the students demonstrated the ability to listen and ask “real life” questions. Before they left, the ladies presented both classrooms with a challenge.
The challenge was for each student to write a personal essay on what they had learned about saving money. The recipient of the strongest essay would win free Griffin’s tickets for their entire class!
After submitting their entries, the students were treated to a special guest appearance by GRIFF (the Grand Rapids Griffin’s mascot). Griff couldn’t decide on the top essay because there were so many quality pieces entered in the contest. So he declared the essays written by Paige Pierson and Samantha VanSinger as winners.
For their hard work, ALL of the students in both classrooms received two free tickets to the Grand Rapids Griffin’s hockey game on Saturday, March 3rd.