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    Classroom Activities

    Common Cents

    Students explore the concept of money through a guided conversation and hands-on investigation that includes recognizing different forms of currency and payment methods (e.g., coins, bills, cards), and determining which is most useful in different situations.

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    Attachments

    • Canadian Currency and Payment Methods Templates (Colour) (B&W)
    • Student Spending Chart
    • Take Home Activity – Spending and Saving (refer to Take Home Activities section)

    Back to School Spending

    Students demonstrate an understanding of the value of different forms of currency (e.g., coins, bills, cards) and ways it can be represented.

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    Physical Activity Fair

    Students participate in active games as part of a Physical Activity Fair (could take place in classroom, gym, or outdoors). Students practise spending money and making change while taking turns playing and leading different games.

    Curriculum connections

    Attachments

    • Canadian Currency and Payment Methods Templates (Colour) (B&W)
    • Student Spending Chart
    • Take Home Activity – Grocery Trip (refer to Take Home Activities section)

    What’s On Your Menu?

    Students develop a restaurant menu to discuss different spending options.

    Curriculum connections

    Attachments

    • Canadian Currency and Payment Methods Templates (Colour) (B&W)
    • Restaurant Kids Menu Template (Colour) (B&W)
    • Meal Reflection Sheet
    • Take Home Activity – Recipe Roundup (refer to Take Home Activities section)

    Take Home Activities

    Spending and Saving

    Children work with a family member to understand how they earn, get, spend, and save money.

    Pay to Play

    Children spend money using a Family Activity Menu.

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    Grocery Trip

    Children research prices for items and plan a trip to the grocery store.

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    Recipe Roundup

    Children work with a family member to choose a favourite family meal or recipe that they can make together.

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    Classroom Connections

    Golden Ticket

    Students create individualized and/or class goals on how to collect Golden Tickets to earn a reward.

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    Healthy Schools Fundraiser

    Students explore the concept of fundraising and determine a Healthy Schools initiative that will raise money for their school and/or community.

    Classroom Benefits Store

    Students create a Classroom Benefits Store and practise simple cash transactions to make purchases.

    Attachments

    • Price Tag Template (Colour) (B&W)
    • Canadian Currency and Payment Methods Templates (Colour) (B&W)