Time to order your 2018 Reading Raises Interest Kits!
The Wisconsin Bankers Foundation (WBF) provides these free, easy-to-use kits each year for WBA member banks to use in conjunction with Teach Children To Save Day. Each member bank may request up to one (1) kit per bank branch each year.
Simply fill out the order form below!
This year's Reading Raises Interest Kit features the book A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams. In the story, a little girl and her family save money in a jar to buy a chair after their furniture is destroyed in a fire, demonstrating strategies for saving along the way. In addition to a copy of the book, the kit contains the following downloadable materials:
- A lesson plan appropriate for students in Grades 1-2, focusing on the concepts of earning and saving money, as well as human resources and income
- A sample press release
- A sample letter to schools/youth groups, explaining the Reading Raises Interest program
- A list of recommended books as alternatives
- Links to whiteboard and video resources for use in classrooms *New
- A handout for students to take home, customizable with your bank's name and logo *New
- A follow-up survey to help us make next year's kit even better!
Orders must be placed no later than March 2, 2018.
Questions? Please contact Amber Seitz at 608-441-1237 or via email.
Reading Raises Interest Kit Archive
The lesson plans and activities from previous Reading Raises Interest Kits are also available for WBA members to download and use in classroom presentations throughout the year. Click from the menu to select and download a lesson plan PDF.
- 2003_Berenstain Bears Trouble With Money
- 2004_Money Troubles
- 2005_The Monster Money Book
- 2006_2013_Berenstain Bears Dollars and Sense
- 2007_If You Made A Million
- 2008_Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
- 2009_Kermit the Hermit
- 2010_Bunny Money
- 2011_The Penny Pot
- 2012_Pigs Will Be Pigs
- 2014_Money, Money, Honey Bunny
- 2015_One Hen
- 2016_You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime
- 2017_The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money