Just One Resource - CREATE: Write a Savings Letter

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Apr 01, 2019
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Just One Resource
Just One Resource  

 

 In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later. 

[The Resource] CREATE: Write a Savings Letter

The Gist: Students write a letter to a friend or parent with a savings goal they have so they have someone to help support them and keep them accountable!

The Best Parts:

  • Before writing the letter, students first identify what they're saving for, how much money they aim to save, when they want to save the money by, and the strategies they plan to use to reach their savings goal. 
  • Students write a detailed letter to a friend, parent, or mentor that includes the goal and why they are saving for it. They also include any concerns they may have that could keep them from successfully reaching their goal and request that person to support them if possible. 
  • The activity includes a BONUS section that has students use FutureMe.org to write a letter to their future self in the case they don't want to confide in another person regarding their goal. 

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For more Saving resources, check out the Saving Unit Page!

About the Author

Sonia Dalal

Sonia has always been passionate about instruction and improving students' learning experiences. She's come a long way since her days as a first grader, when she would "teach" music and read to her very attentive stuffed animals after school. Since then, she has taught students as a K-12 tutor, worked in several EdTech startups in the Bay Area, and completed her Ed.M in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is passionate about bringing the high quality personal finance content and instruction she wished she'd received in school to the next generation of students and educators. When she isn't crafting lesson guides or working with teachers, Sonia loves to spend her time singing, being outdoors, and adventuring with family and friends!