(***UPDATED***the winners are at the bottom)
12 giveaways attached at the bottom!
How Does She teach her kid about business and finances?
Have you ever thought about what the next million dollar idea is or how you can get your kids to come up with the next million dollar idea? Have you thought about how to teach your kids finances or how to come up with a business plan?
She developed econoME, an amazing program that helps teachers teach kids about finances and about how to become entrepreneurs. The program incorporates finances and entrepreneurial-ism into the every day classroom management routine. She has been working on this program since I was in 6th grade! She has fine tuned it and is now helping other teachers learn how to make their classrooms run like a business.
Students learn how to run a class just like they run a business. They interview for jobs. They become class bankers, mayors, clerks, and learn about salaries and how to spend and how NOT to spend money.
These are some quotes from some students used to describe econoME:
“You learn how to spend your money well.”
“You get paid for your work.”
“You have to pay for rent and you can pay for insurance. econoME is awesome.”
“We learn how to live the real life with money such as how jobs are paid and the needs and wants”
“The jobs we learn to do are paid for them. We have a counsel that helps us stay in control.”
Can you imagine your 4th or 5th grader learning and saying these things?
Most people can’t say this when they graduate from High School!
When I was in Mrs. Evan’s 6th grade class, my brilliant idea was to put a zip-lock on the top of brown sugar bags (the sugar company didn’t do it back then…o I sound old). I thought I was going to be a phenomenal baker (you know how much I love baking;) and I was tired of adding a piece of bread to the bag to soften my brown sugar. I thought I was going to solve huge problems in the baking industry… genius…I know, but the sugar company stole my million dollar idea! Too bad econoME wasn’t in place then to teach me how to sell my idea!
When Michelle told me about this program, I was sold on its’ importance. I was so excited when she told me she figured out how to give 10 away for FREE! She knows how much teachers get paid and wanted to find an alternative funding for her program. She turned to Zion’s Bank. Her program costs $150.00, but through funding by Zion’s Bank (they see the need, of course, for financial education starting in the elementary schools) she was able to work with the bank so they can
Give 10 Away For Free!
You don’t have to be a teacher to win this program…
win it for your child’s teacher!
This would be an over the top teacher appreciation gift!
Just think how fun it will be to watch your child:
Come up with an idea
Make a product
Market the idea
Go watch the video clip on how it changes the average classroom.
What an amazing real life application. It challenges students to step out of their boundaries and achieve more!
This is what Michelle Evens has to say about her program, “econoME is the perfect match for a fourth, fifth or sixth grade teacher who would like to try a national and state award-winning
classroom management program based on finances. Students thrive in this virtual reality community.
Teachers love it because the students are super motivated to complete their own work and help their classmates do the same. Following the program relieves the teacher from work because students do more, students and parents love it because grades and test scores rise and because it is just plain fun!
The program generates great things that put you and your school in highlights!
I do teach seminars and would be happy to try to coordinate a live session or a phone conference for more details.
So give up to 10 slots away. If they take it, they really need to use it so it’s not wasted.”
was endorsed by the Weber School District Superintendent
Okay so on to some really fun stuff!
I was so excited to see some of the ideas and winners this year. You’ll be amazed at some, crack up at others, or even think…why didn’t I think of that?
So…What do you want to invent when you grow up?
Here are 17 ideas:
1. Flaming Pine Cones
2. Mailbox with a Camera
3. Pencil Box Sharpener…Genius!
4. Dominoes by Design
*No need for a table when you have the Dominoes by Design
*Easy to do in no time at all!
*You can even use it on the carpet!
She is a true Saleswoman! Love it!
5. Cover Casts
They offer a variety to choose from!
6. Rocket Shoes
7. Clay Earring Holders
8. Customized Dog Beds!
9. Tiffanie’s Terrific Rings
10. Air Bag Delux
11. Emilee…Special Needs Baby
12. Easy access to candy during a sleepover…YES!
13. Flashlight Slipper
14. The Remote Pocket
15. The Moping Shoe…love this one!
16. Nose Picker…comes in three different sizes.
Look at the excitement on their faces to show off their invention:)
17. A Sassy Sucker Holder!
Hello…is this not going to be a future author of HowDoesShe?
On with the
($150 value) Program includes access for a full year to members only area, video instructional, down-loadable forms, program implementable support and Members Only activities and events.
Michelle and her daughter Rae have also written 2 fun books for kids that they are giving away just for fun:
Lucy Loo Dimples
If you are interested in buying these hard cover
books, email Michelle at email@example.com.
Tell her you saw the deal on HOWDOESSHE to get them for $5.00 – $7.00 with $5.00 added per book for shipping and handling fees.
“That’s a real bargain since that is my cost.” -Michelle
How to enter:
1. Vote for your favorite Business/Invention from the students above (ie. my favorite is the ….)!
2. Go to the econoME site and tell us who you’d give the program to (ie. my daughter’s 4th grade teacher…I want her to learn about finances).
3. Go to Why Do You Love Me? and tell us which of the two books you’d like.
4. Become a follower (or remind us that you already are!)
5. Become a Facebook fan or share it on face book (don’t forget to tell us what you did as an added entry)
Winner will be announced next Monday!
Thanks Mrs. Evans for making a difference in our children’s lives…I know you’ve touched my life!
Thanks to Andrea Evans Hyatt for taking the pictures of the children and sending them to us!
Shelley…Missy…Can I enter this? I want my kidos to learn this too!
Maryanne: I’d save it for me since I graduated in Elementary Education. Or I’d give it to one of my friends who are teachers.
Courtney Carpenter: I am a follower of your fabulous blog already!! Oh and I would love to give the EconoME to my college best friend who teaches! Oh and I would use it for my children as well. I know I would have managed my money better if their would have been a program out there way back when!
Kelly G.:I would love to give this to our current teacher. She already does something called bobcat paws which are a sort of money. She could take this to the next level. And the Lucy Loo book looks adorable. I currently follow you on FB already and I love HOW DOES SHE!!! Thanks!
Rebecca:I would use this in my classroom! What a great idea!
Julie@PracticallySpent: The econoME program is interesting. I would approach the principal of our school with it, as it looks like something they would really be able to involve the entire student body with.
Michelle: I really like the special needs stroller. All of the ideas are great though! I would love to win the program to teach my daughter, but also to use with future classes b/c I am a teacher too.
I like both books. I am already a follower.
Shannon:I would give or use to program for our homeschool coop!
Brittaney: What an awesome giveaway! I’m a teacher and I’ve tried implementing this sort of thing in my classroom, but there are always things missing in my plan.
I also love the inventions! Especially the mopping shoes! My mom used to let me put rags under my feet and “mop” the floor while I slid across the kitchen- of course she always had to re-mop once I was finished!
Veronica B:I would like to use this in my own classroom. It seems like a really great program!
Jamie Webb:I would definitely give this to my sister in her homeschool coop. She’s a great teacher!
Winners for the book:
Ginny:I’d love to get the Lucy Loo Dimples the Dip-Doodles book
Ashley:I would love Dear Nikolas! They are both so cute though!!!