Students explore the concept of money through a guided conversation and hands-on investigation that includes recognizing different forms of currency and payment methods (e.g., coins, bills, cards), and determining which is most useful in different situations.
Students demonstrate an understanding of the value of different forms of currency (e.g., coins, bills, cards) and ways it can be represented.
Students participate in active games as part of a Physical Activity Fair (could take place in classroom, gym, or outdoors). Students practise spending money and making change while taking turns playing and leading different games.
Students develop a restaurant menu to discuss different spending options.
Students create individualized and/or class goals on how to collect Golden Tickets to earn a reward.
Students explore the concept of fundraising and determine a Healthy Schools initiative that will raise money for their school and/or community.
Students create a Classroom Benefits Store and practise simple cash transactions to make purchases.
Take Home Activities
Children work with a family member to understand how they earn, get, spend, and save money.
Children spend money using a Family Activity Menu.
Children research prices for items and plan a trip to the grocery store.
Children work with a family member to choose a favourite family meal or recipe that they can make together.