St. Theresa students take stock of investments
Eighth grade students in Lynn Moak’s class at St. Theresa School had the opportunity to learn what the real world of financial investment is like through a fun project that had students scanning the stock market section of the newspaper rather than the comics or sports page.
Students were divided into two groups where each group invested an imaginary $1,000 in the stock or stocks of their choice. Students tracked their stocks, “sold” their stocks, and “reinvested” in other stocks.
At the end of the project, students submitted an overview of their work. Ryan White and Wesley Freeburgh were declared the “winners” as their stocks had generated the highest rate of return on their initial “investment.”
To celebrate the students’ new financial skills, students made posters and brought treats to class, which were symbolic of the Dow Jones, NASDAQ, and S & P 500.
Jonathan Dumas made cookie squares shaped like dollar bills and colored with green icing. In addition, he made cookies decorated with a variety of symbols representing the different companies in which the students had “invested.”