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Allowances and Spending Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Help youngsters understand how to manage small amounts of money by discussing an allowance and the difference between spending, saving, and giving.  
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Garden Grade 6 Area and Perimeter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Engage young mathematicians in applying their knowledge of area and perimeter with a fun geometry lesson. Through a series of problem solving exercises, children use their math knowledge to design different-sized garden plots that meet...
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Something Special For Me

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
People often save money, but what are the benefits and drawbacks of that action? Youngsters learn about saving, savings, and opportunity cost through the lens of a short book, called Something Special for Me.
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Glo Goes Shopping

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Making decisions can be very difficult. Show your class one way to evaluate choices with this lesson plan, which is inspired by the book Glo Goes Shopping. Learners practicing using a decision-making grid with the content of the story...
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Multicultural Multiplication

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Kids in Egypt are learning multiplication, too... but they're doing it a little differently. Take a multicultural approach to math using this lesson and featured videos showing kids how multiplication is taught in other countries (you'll...
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The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Make a study of producers and consumers with an updated version of the classic story The Little Red Hen (this one is called The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza). After reading and discussing the story and terms, learners practice being...
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St. Patrick’s Day

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Combine math, creative writing, and leprechauns in a fun St. Patrick's Day activity! Using a bag of gold coins and marshmallows, kids write a math story about a leprechaun that includes a multi-step equation to solve.
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Less Than Zero

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Perry the penguin wants to buy a new scooter, but he doesn't have any funds! Walk your kids through the short book Less Than Zero, and have them track his borrowing, spending, and saving on a line graph while you read. Pupils will learn...
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The Pickle Patch Bathtub

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What do your pupils want to save up their money for? Based around the book The Pickle Patch Bathtub, this lesson covers opportunity cost, saving, and spending. Learners participate in a discussion and practice making their own savings...
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The Case of the Shrunken Allowance

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
An allowance is an important thing! Make sure your kids know how to save and spend their own money. Using the book The Case of the Shrunken Allowance as a starting point, this plan covers income, spending and saving, counting, and more.
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St. Patricks Day Lesson: The Real Story of St. Patrick

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Fun St. Patrick's Day facts abound. The lesson plan tells the story of the most famous icons associated with the holiday: the shamrock, snakes, Celtic religion, Irish history, and St. Patrick himself. 
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Cleaning Water

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Give young scientists a new appreciation of fresh, clean drinking water. After learning about the ways astronauts recycle their air and water, your class will work in small groups creating and testing their very own water filtration...
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Let's Investigate Mars

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Take your science class on a hypothetical field trip to Mars with an engaging astronomy lesson. After first learning about NASA's Mars rover missions, young scientists plan their own scientific investigations of Earth's nearest neighbor.
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Book Report

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Discover Italian families though a book study. Learners also practice Italian vocabulary and grammar, explore direct and reported speech, and complete an assessment or final project.
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Beatrice’s Goat: A Lesson on Savings Goals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Youngsters learn the meaning of saving and how to reach savings goals by first reading a story of a young Ugandan girl who is gifted a goat, and then discovering the opportunity costs of savings decisions made by her and her family.
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Garden Detective Sensory Tour

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
To prepare for a sensory walk outside, the whole class engages in a discussion of the five senses, kids close their eyes, and share what they sense. Groups then follow a guide, tour an area, and share what they experience through their...