Award-Winning Lessons: Elementary

3M Innovative Economic Educator and Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Educator award-winning learning activitites for elementary students.

These award-winning learning activities have been posted as submitted. They have not been altered or edited by MCEE.

2014

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Ann Shaw, Wilshire Park Elementary
Getting the Goods on Good Pizza; Assessments; Pepperoni Goods & Services; Goods (Kindergarten)

2nd Place: Ryan Higbea, Kaposia Education Center
An Inquiry Into the Connection Between Decisions and their Impacts (5th Grade)

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Award Winner: Rose Simones, Chatfield Elementary
History in Your Hand: Let's Explore Old & New Money; Handout 1: Money Memory; Handout 2: One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent (2nd Grade)

2nd Place: Anna Cunningham, Andersen United Community School
Go West! (And Make Some Good Decisions); Handouts (2nd Grade)

2013

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Carl Nowlin, Wilshire Park Elementary
When Life Gives You Lemons...Use Them as a Natural Resource (3rd Grade)

2nd Place: Laura Nelson, Jacobson Elementary
Scarcity is Not a Scary City (1st Grade)

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Award Winner: Jessica Williams, Lincoln Elementary
Elementary Entrepreneurship (5th Grade)

2nd Place: Lisa Dochniak, Randolph Heights Elementary

2012

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Jan Williams, Expo for Excellence Elementary Magnet School
The Journey That Saved Curious George (3rd - 4th Grade)

2nd Place: Nicole Linscheid, Clarkfield Area Charter School
Lemon Bucks (3rd Grade)

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Award Winner: Jessica Kocon, Hillside Elementary School
The Hard-Times Jar (3rd - 4th Grade)

2nd Place: Travis Whiting, Hamline Elementary School
Bessie Makes a Decision (5th Grade)

2011

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Lori Urke, Northfield School of Arts and Technology
Using Children's Literature to Teach Economics & Personal Finance: Chicken Sunday (6th - 8th Grade)

2nd Place: Sharon Overlien, Kate Sinakhone & Diane Johnston, St. Paul Public Schools
Goods, Services, Consumers, and Producers for the Elementary Student (Kindergarten - 2nd Grade)

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Award Winner: Rebecca Tennison, St. Paul Public Schools
Henry's Personal Finance Lesson

2nd Place: Kellie Friend & Jeannette Weber, Mounds View Schools
Spend or Save (3rd Grade)

2010

3M Innovative Economic Educator Award Winner: Kellie Carlisle, Turtle Lake Elementary

2nd Place: Linda Kovach, Northfield Public Schools

Thrivent Financial Personal Finance Award Winner: Kari Kidman, RTR Elementary School

2nd Place: Michelle VandenPlas, Fair Oaks Elementary