This project has students make a budget for taxes, food, transportation, clothing, entertainment, utilities, and housing. This project takes about a week to guide students through it. The best thing about his project is that is has kids talking about their future. Some kids love it because they realize they can afford a boat and go on vacations while other students it is a wakeup call if they don’t shape up. You could walk 6th graders through this if you make it simple or you can go more in depth for 8th graders. This includes teacher notes and a draft email to send to parents if you want help in your class with this project.