Teach Children To Save

Thursday, April 28, 2022 is National Teach Children to Save Day.

Please join Martha's Vineyard Bank in the Celebration!

Martha's Vineyard Bank School Banking Days

Vineyard Public Schools
Falmouth Public Schools
 

2022 STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST

Win up to $200 in the Martha's Vineyard Bank "Teach Children to Save" essay contest!
The contest is open to all students in grades 5, 6, and 7 in all Martha's Vineyard Schools (including those home schooled) as well as the Morse Pond Middle School and Lawrence Junior High School in Falmouth. Additional rules and guidelines can be found on the entry form linked below.
PROMPT: Imagine that Massachusetts is considering such a law to make sure every citizen has adequate money. Your class has been assigned to write an essay for the state legislature. Your essay will be sent to lawmakers who will then decide whether to draft the new law and put it to a vote. What would you tell them about how money could be used to make sure every family has basic needs met?
Essay Contest Entry Form

(Deadline May 2, 2022)

ENCOURAGING A HEALTHY FINANCIAL LIFESTYLE

Martha's Vineyard Bank is committed to supporting and encouraging a healthy financial lifestyle. Several studies indicate that there is a connection between financial security and physical and emotional health.

The Bank has dedicated these pages to financial education, and has included some activities in honor of National Teach Children to Save Day, Thursday, April 28, 2022.

RESOURCES:

Martha's Vineyard Bank teaches financial education beginning in Kindergarten.

YOUNG ADULTS:
CHILDREN:
  • Martha's Vineyard and Falmouth Elementary Schools participate in School Savings Program.
IN GENERAL:
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) provides a wealth of information.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) features innovative standards-aligned curriculums that can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. Special features of each curriculum are:
  • Multiple lessons that can be taught alone or in combination.
  • Ideas for grade-level modification.
  • Real-life exercises and examples.
  • Suggestions for optional books or online games/tools that can reinforce student understanding.
  • Parent and Caregiver guides to engage parents.
IN GENERAL:

ACTIVITIES TO HELP TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE!

2022 ESSAY CONTEST

Win up to $200 in the Martha's Vineyard Bank "Teach Children to Save" essay contest!

COLORING FOR KIDS!

Parents! Download this educational coloring sheet for your kids!

MORE RESOURCES

Managing Your Money - A worksheet for budgeting in the real world.
Developing a Habit of Savings - A lesson plan from the American Bankers Association.
Reading Pays - Book List - Recommended reading to inspire smart money management.
Money as You Grow a Reading list for parents and educators.
Read more about History of School Banking through Martha's Vineyard Bank.
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