Something Special for Me Lesson for Grades 1-3

In this lesson, students learn about the act of saving and how the accumulation of money saved is termed savings. They are read a story about a family that saves and how savings can be used to make a large purchase the family would not ordinarily be able to make. They recognize that there is an opportunity cost to saving, as well as an opportunity cost to spending.

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

Book written by Vera B. Williams/ISBN-13: 978-0-688-06526-3. 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 Braille LCCN 84990206 and Talking Book LCCN 84990661.


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