In this packet you will receive the following:
-Parent letter and list of ways they can help with the start up of your classroom mini economy.
-Job application for students. They must fill this out and hand it in on the designated due date. There is a space for you to put that date in!
-Job description list for students and parents.
-“My Economy” workbook. Introduce the economy to your students step by step with this workbook. Included in this workbook are lessons about:
- Economy Vocabulary terms
- Practice understanding those terms
- Spending, Sharing, and Saving sheet where students will write
what they need, would like to share, and would like to save.
- Advertising and Advertising analysis
- What is a budget? Practice making a budget with students, they then create their own budget using the “My budget sheet.”
- Supply and Demand, what is it?
-Fun checks you can use to write each week for student paychecks.
-Credit and Debit logs that students will use to keep track of what they make and what they lose each week. I have the kids tape them on their desks each week, but you can use a small notebook as well!
-Fun money that you can use for your bank and for the classroom store!
-“My Shopping List” sheet for students to track their shopping needs and wants.
-Classroom spending sheets, cashier will be in charge of keeping track of how much each student spends at the store each week.
-Job board signs. Take photos of your students and create job boards. Use these tags to put next to each picture. That way, they always know what their job is!
-Economist Report. Used as an additional learning tool to help students further understand supply and demand and understand the spending habits of their peers.
-Class Payroll sheet for you to keep track of each students weekly earnings and how much they are spending in the classroom store!
If you have any questions about how to use this in your classroom, please let me know!