Feed the Pig (upper elementary)
Feed the Pig is scheduled as a classroom style program or online, either remote or teacher-led. Engaging classroom activities introduce students to responsible financial decision making and reinforce important math skills with real-life application, like tracking expenses and creating a budget. Students are joined in this learning adventure by the Bankes Piglets: 3 dynamic and diverse “savers” and “spenders.” Some of the piglets make responsible financial choices already . . . and some have a bit to learn. In the culminating activity, students are challenged to put the learnings together to create their own personal financial plans.
The online version focuses on Anna Bankes, the oldest of the Bankes piglets, and the class helps her reach her goals by recognizing her good and bad financial habits, and helps her make responsible choices. By analyzing the habits of the piglets and helping them make better financial decisions, students learn the importance of “feeding the pig!” Students build lasting knowledge of financial literacy concepts.
This comprehensive program covers creating a plan to meet financial goals, saving, budgets, scarcity, opportunity cost, consumers/producers, goods/services, supply/demand, financial institutions.
Online remote and teacher-led programs are presented in slide form with optional voice-over audio. The online versions include interactive online activities and gamified quizzes where the students compete like a video game! This program is interactive and FUN!
KYD offers 3 ways to present our Financial Literacy Programs:
- In-person, in-classroom delivery by trained volunteer educators (1 week unit)
- Turn-key teacher-led audio-included program modules
- Remote online interactive programs
All online programs are customizable for your individual classroom needs!
Click here to see an excerpt from a lesson: Opportunity Cost
2020-21 School Year Performance Measurement: 4th Grade
- Overall performance improvement: 35%
- Behavioral questions performance improvement: 8%
- Skills questions performance improvement: 65 %!