Save for College
Lesson Plan for Grades K-2
Lesson Plans for Grades 3-6
Letter to Parents

Scholastic and Upromise have teamed up to give you lessons that address economic concepts of earning and saving. Each standards-based lesson incorporates a relevant children's book and a meaningful lesson that connects the story to the mission of Upromise — saving for college. The printable letter will allow you to share the college saving opportunities of Upromise with parents. When families join Upromise, leading companies like AT&T, GM, Citi, and hundreds of others will give a portion of what families spend with them as contributions toward college savings. And it's FREE to join.

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Letter for Parents
Print and send this letter home with students to inform parents about the great saving opportunities with Upromise.

A Chair for My Mother: Understanding the Concepts of Earning & Saving (Grades K-2)
Share this endearing story about a young girl and her mother who save enough money to buy a chair for their new house. The companion lesson plan will help students understand the concepts of earning and saving money for something they really want.

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday: Understanding Opportunity Costs
(Grades 3-6) Students will appreciate Alexander's inability to actually save his money for something he really wants. Use this story and lesson plan to introduce the concept of opportunity cost and help students formulate a plan for saving for their own college fund.

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