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.
Back to School Spending
Students demonstrate an understanding of the value of different forms of currency (e.g., coins, bills, cards) and ways it can be represented.
Physical Activity Fair
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.
What’s On Your Menu?
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.
Healthy Schools Fundraiser
Students explore the concept of fundraising and determine a Healthy Schools initiative that will raise money for their school and/or community.
Classroom Benefits Store
Students create a Classroom Benefits Store and practise simple cash transactions to make purchases.
Take Home Activities
Spending and Saving
Children work with a family member to understand how they earn, get, spend, and save money.
Pay to Play
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.