So Few of Me Lesson for Grades 1-3

Students learn about scarcity, alternatives, choices and opportunity costs by reading So Few of Me. The class participates in an activity to help Perdita figure out her morning schedule at summer camp. The students identify Perdita's alternatives, choose activities for her and identify the opportunity costs of those choices. Then, students work in groups to make choices and identify opportunity costs for Juan's after-school schedule.

This lesson plan is designed for teaching grades 1, 2, and 3.

Book written by Peter H. Reynolds / ISBN: 076362623-6. This book is in print and available.

Braille and Talking Book versions are available via the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. Library of Congress catalogue numbers are provided for accessible versions. The books can be accessed through BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). The book is available in Talking Book LCCN 2007994288.

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Education Level: Pre-K-5
Subjects: Literature Economics
Concepts: Scarcity Decision-Making Opportunity Cost
Resource Types: Lesson SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Languages: English