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Students Learn About Financial Literacy On JA Day
Franklin students playing a game on JA Day
Franklin students learned about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship during JA Day, sponsored by Junior Achievement.
Teaching grade appropriate lessons to the students were Bethel Park High School students in Mrs. Dzanaj's Child Development Classes, who worked together in teams to provide a meaningful day for the elementary students.  The lessons included activities, songs, games and vocabulary.  Each grade level participated in five different lesson plans.
For example:
  • Kindergarten students learned about the different types of coins and made their own piggy banks.
  • First Grade students discussed the idea of needs vs. wants and used their map skills to learn where community businesses are best located.
  • Second Grade students manufactured donuts using quality control and learned how to pay taxes on the items they sold.
  • Third Grade students built a city and learned about zoning.  They also hired and employed personnel for a pizza shop.
  • Fourth Grade students discussed what traits make a good entrepreneur and they operated a hot dog stand to problem solve and understand the concepts of risk and rewards.
Franklin students enjoyed being taught by the high school students, and Franklin Fourth Grade Teacher Mrs. Luzader was especially impressed with how well the high school students were prepared, calling them, "good role models" for her students.
Please click here to see some photos from JA Day.