Kindergarten through Second grade students at Moretown School are participating in a statewide program called Reading is an Investment. The goal of the program is to teach elementary-aged children personal finance concepts. We are one of 135 Vermont elementary schools who will use the program this school year. The program is managed by the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office. Participating schools are sent three new books each year that highlight a specific personal finance theme. Through lessons and activities in the school library and personal reading, students are introduced to basic financial concepts. The 2016-2017 personal finance theme is “Saving to Make Goals a Reality.”
There are two parts to this program—personal reading and school instructional activities.
As a parent, you have the opportunity to help your child complete a reading log that
will then be entered into a drawing for a $250 college savings plan account. Last year, more
than 5,600 students statewide completed logs and entered the drawing. Twenty prizes will be
awarded this year. In order to complete a reading log, a student must read three books from
a recommended money reading list and complete additional free reading requirements. The
reading logs and recommended money reading list are available through our school library.
You also may print a reading log and reading list by going to www.MoneyEd.Vermont.gov.
The deadline to complete a reading log and mail it into the State Treasurer’s Office is March 15,
The titles and authors for the 2016-2017 school term are: The Can Man by Laura Williams, Curious George Saves His Pennies by Monica Perez, and A Chair for my Mother by Vera B. Williams.