Rachel Silverberg & Sarah Lyon, 4th Grade Teachers
At the end of March, 4th grade students began the long-awaited Shark Tank/Financial Literacy unit! Following much build-up and anticipation throughout the year, students have been eager to begin innovating new products to pitch to the Sharks.
Prior to this exciting moment, students must learn the many perks, deductions and caveats to earning, borrowing and spending money. They begin with picture books focused on saving money, working towards savings goals and an introduction to taxes. Students learn about income, manufacturing costs, potential profit and paying back debts with interest.
Shark Tank will take place on the morning of Friday, June 10 and the students are very much looking forward to learning who the Sharks will be and sharing their detailed financial plan with them in hopes they will "invest" in their products! So be sure to ask your kids, will you be an entrepreneur or a "wantrepreneur"?!