Students plan a class party on a budget taking a few limitations into consideration. Students analyze, compare and evaluate different plans to vote on one.
I can use decision-making and social skills to plan a party on a budget.
Party Planning Worksheet (see attachments)
Optional: Padlet app
Class Party! Take-Home Activity (see attachments)
The term "budget"
The term "couponing"
The term "gluten-free"
The term "nut-free"
The term "vegetarian"
- Students work in groups to create a list of necessities to plan a class party. Focus is on allowing varied suggestions.
- Groups share ideas to create a class list.
- Teacher leads a class discussion about which would be the most important necessities.
- Students are given a scenario: You are given the opportunity to plan a class party within a decided-on budget. You are encouraged to make healthy food and drink choices. There are a few dietary restrictions to consider: everything must be nut-free; one student has a gluten allergy and five students are vegetarian.
- Teacher introduces several flyers (print and online) from a variety of stores (i.e. local market, local grocery store, Sobey’s, No Frills, Costco, Loblaws, etc.).
- Groups use the Party Planning Worksheet and local/online grocery store flyers to plan the party.
- Groups present their party plan and budget to the class. Class evaluates each option.
- Teacher leads discussion and students vote on which plan best fits the criteria.
- Students complete a journal entry focusing on the skills needed and strategies used to stay within budget.
- List some strategies you used to stay within budget.
- Describe any challenges you experienced working with your group to plan the party.
- How did your group make decisions about needs and wants?
- Describe some social skills that are necessary to plan an event as a group.
- Class Party! Take-Home Activity (see attachments)