Yesterday I finished volunteering in a 3rd grade classroom for Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement is a program where business people volunteer in classrooms in the area to teach children about business and financial matters. All of the information and materials are given to the volunteer.
This is my 3rd year of volunteering, the first year was 4th grade and the past two years I have done 3rd grade. The 3rd grade curriculum is about businesses and the different zones in cities. We talked about newspaper companies, restaurants and banking.
One of the favorite activities is learning how to write a check.
The curriculum consists of 5 sessions which are 30 – 45 minutes. So it does not require a lot of time.
I have really enjoyed teaching kids about money and getting to know the kids. I think it is amazing how attached you can get to them in only a few hours in a week.