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Soaring Results in the Stock Market

With their fictional bank accounts filled with $100,000, fourth-grade students in Ken Krapf’s class at Rocky Point's Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School had the chance to work on developing a robust online portfolio during their participation in this year’s Stock Market Game. 

During the 10-week program, the students sought out opportunities to grow their initial investment and cultivate impressive financial profiles comprised of at least three stock options.

As a result of their efforts, the school’s “Pink Team,” made up of students Amanda DiGirolamo, Olivia McDonnell and Ashley Olsen, crafted a portfolio that made more than $8,000 during the program.

The Stock Market Game reinforces classroom lessons, such as critical thinking, economics and other financial concepts that translate to teachings the students can apply to their futures.

 

Photo Caption: Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School students Amanda DiGirolamo, Olivia McDonnell and Ashley Olsen made more than $8,000 during this year’s Stock Market Game. They are pictured here with Principal Linda Towlen, teacher Ken Krapf and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael F. Ring.

Photo provided by the Rocky Point School District

Frank Esposito June 02, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Fictional bank accounts, fictional gains and losses, no real market stress in the equation - therefore.... waste of time. Teach them the market and cut it out with bogus awards. Only thing real is the "fake awards" in their hands.

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