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My name is Jane Slotnick, and this will be my fifth year to teach personal finance at Oklahoma Christian School in Edmond. During my years, I have developed my own curriculum for my students. My husband, a programming whiz, decided he wanted to create an interactive web-based program that would allow kids to learn about many aspects of financial literacy in a real-life simulation. Everything from banking to taxes is included.
The name of the course is Personal Finance for Teens. URL is www.perfinforteens.com. When you select the Demo Site tab, you’ll be able to see both a teacher and student account. As a homeschool parent, you would be the teacher with as many students as necessary connected to your account. Several homeschooling families at my church have used the program and loved it. Learning has skyrocketed for both those families and the students I teach at OCS.
Please take a look at the program and share with the other families in your group. It is a great option for teaching this valuable life skill. If you have any questions, I would be happy to help you any time.
Thank you so much,
This does look like a great resource for homeschoolers. Since my kids aren’t old enough to start the program, I will pin it to a Pinterest board for future reference. So if your kids aren’t old enough either but it looks like a good curriculum, bookmark it, Pin it, save it somehow so you don’t forget about it! (FYI–I am not endorsing it, nor reviewing it, nor being compensated in any way to share the info here. Just like many other resources on this page, the owner emailed me asking me to share the information with others, and I am gladly obliging!)
Bearizona is doing their $5.00 (Homeschool Day) this Friday, Sept 11. Price would be $5 for each kid and $5 for the first adult with each additional adult would be full price. You will need a copy of your affidavit or homeschool ID card or AFHE card for your children showing that you are homeschooling to get that discount.
Bearizona is a wildlife park featuring North American animals in a natural environment. There are three ways to enjoy Bearizona, all of which are included in your admission fee:
SPIN IT: Drive-thru adventure-Visitors experience a scenic three-mile drive in their own vehicle or coach witnessing North American animals in their natural environment.
STROLL IT: Fort Bearizona-In this area guests leisurely stroll through the forest along winding walkways to get an up-close look at the antics of baby and smaller animals. There is plenty to do and see within the fort walls. Explore the kindergarten bear den to catch a glimpse of juvenile bears in their cave. Interact with their mini farm animals in the Fort Bearizona Barnyard. Make your way through their mine shaft exhibit which houses nocturnal animals as well as some creepy crawly critters
SOAR IT: High Country Raptors Free Flight Show-Feel the breeze as their amazing birds of prey skim directly overhead during this incredible show. Visitors come face-to-face with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors. Programs also include “on-the-fist” and training demonstrations, all with narrative on natural history, conservation, and other interesting facts.
DAILY SHOW TIMES FOR THE BIRD SHOW: March-December Only (Bird show times are subject to change)
Animals you will see at the park:
-Big Horn Sheep
1500 E. Rt. 66, Williams Arizona, 86046