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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.

•  Lesson (pdf)

•  Google Classroom

•  Whiteboard (SMART/notebook)

•  Whiteboard (ActivInspire/flipchart)

•  Q&A (pdf)

Parents: View the Q&A using Something Special for Me.

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.

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Audience:   Elementary School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Literature, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons, SMART/Promethean/Whiteboard
Concepts:   Saving, Opportunity Cost, Decision-Making