Yes, we returned to school. That’s Mason Elementary in Leander, to teach the same class about taxes and budgeting that was taught last year. This year, 125 5th graders learned about income, FICA, sales and property taxes as the heard a story about three teenagers’ first jobs. The students reviewed a sample pay stub and planned a celebratory party’s budget expending stickers to indicate their choices’ costs. Some students didn’t spend all their stickers, some asked for more from their savings! All thought the party they planned would be fun.