Kids Corner Text Version
SeaComm Kids Corner
1st Edition 2023
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Riding your bike can be lots of fun, and SeaComm wants you to stay safe this year. Before you get your bike out of the garage, make sure it is in good working condition. Check your brakes, make sure there's enough air in the tires, check and oil your bike chain if necessary, and make sure your seat and handlebars are straight. Last but not least, make sure your bicycle wheels are tight.
It's also just as important to stay safe when riding your bike:
- Remember to wear a helmet when riding your bike. Make sure the helmet fits properly.
- Avoid clothes and accessories that can get tangled in the bike's chain (baggy pants, backpack straps, or shoelaces).
- Ride only in the daylight hours.
- Wear bright clothes and put reflectors on your bike. This helps other people see you on the road.
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Earn Rewards By Saving
It's fun to buy things. But it's fun to save, too. That's because saving comes first. Saving gives you choices about spending. For example, say you want a new video game for your collection. You could wait to get it for your birthday or for Christmas. Or you could save up enough money and buy it for yourself. Then, you'd have the game, plus you could ask for something else you want as a gift.
Saving pays in more ways than one. If you store money in your savings account at SeaComm, you earn dividends. Dividends are like a reward for saving. SeaComm pays you money, called dividends or interest, for the use of your money. Getting into the habit of saving pays off later, too. You'll have money to buy the things you want in the future. Learning to be a successful saver now will be a big help when you grow up! So start saving today. The sooner you start, the more choices you'll have on what to spend it on.
Have you ever wondered why cats' eyes glow in the dark? They have a mirror-like layer at the back of their eyes called the tapetum lucidum (a Latin term that translates as "bright carpet"). The tapetum is located behind the retina. When light passes through the retina, it is reflected back through by the tapetum. This gives the retina two chances to catch the light, which in turn gives cats the ability to see in very low-light conditions. When you see the glow of cats' eyes at night, it is the light reflected by the tapetum.
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” -Robin Williams
Just for Laughs
Question: What word when spelled forward is heavy but when spelled backward is not?
Where did "piggy banks" come from? The term “piggy bank” comes from an Old English word “pygg” which was clay used to make containers that held money!
Spin The Wave Program
Our Spin-The-Wave Program awards your academic accomplishments! Each grade school student who brings in a report card with passing grades will receive two spins on the wheel, provided that they have an account with us.
Potential prizes include candy, gifts cards, or deposits into your Moola savings account with SeaComm!
Bring your latest report card to your local SeaComm branch between April 17 and May 22 to spin the wave!
Moola's Spring Crossword
Make Your Own Piggy Bank!
What You Will Need:
- Square Tissue Box
- Small Jello or Pudding Box
- Construction Paper
- Paper Cup
- Wooden Balls (4)
- Chenille Stem
- Arcrylic Paints and Markers
- Scissors and Glue
How To Make:
- Glue a piece of construction paper over the hole in the tissue box. This side will be the top of the pig.
- To make the nose, cut the bottom from the paper cup. Glue the cup to the Jello box then glue the Jello box to the tissue box.
- To make the pig's feet, glue the wooden balls to the bottom of the tissue box.
- Paint your pig the color you want it to be. When paint is dry, cut a coin slot in the top of the pig. Curl the chenille stem and glue in place for the tail. Cut out ears and glue to the back of the Jello Box. Cut out two circles for the eyes. Using your markers, detail the nose and eyes.
Have fun decorating it any way you would like. And, don't forget to feed your piggy bank!
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