- Maria Montessori From Childhood to Adolescence
- money handling
- cost estimation
- organization and planning
- ability to meet deadlines
- following a task to completion
- time management
- record keeping
At the beginning of the year, the branch manager from Regions Bank came to our class to introduce banking basics and establish a checking account for us. The students now use online banking to monitor their account. They use an excel spreadsheet to input orders for salad bar, as well as grocery spending, so that they can update their budget and track profits. The data accumulates each week and they can graph their totals.
As a teacher, parent and business owner, I feel that these are valuable lessons. But, more than that, this experience is fun, memorable and directly applicable to their future success regardless of whether they become an entrepreneur, CEO, homemaker or President of the United States.
Written by Maggie Wertz, Adolescent Guide