Lessons for children in middle school or 6th through 8th grade
How Does a Paycheck Work?
Have your child learn about how a paycheck works, including taxes and deductions
Your child will learn more about professional communication and how to express ideas to friends, coworkers, and a supervisor
Learn about ways to organize and brainstorm ideas for solving problems in your community. Using this as a guide, your child can help organize their thoughts about the "needs", "solutions", and "ideas" they have for your community.
What is Interest?
Work with your student to define "Interest" and demonstrate how it works with several example purchases. Your learner can go a step further to research different types of loans and credit offers online to compare the levels of interest charged. Why might some rates be higher or lower?
Cash vs. Credit
There are different ways to pay for goods and services you may need. Talk with your student about when they might use cash, debit, and credit in the future for different types of purchases!
The Jelly Bean Budget.
Engage your students with a game about budgeting and managing finances! Help them learn the difference between fixed and variable expenses and explore how a budget can help them prioritize and plan for their goals.
Everyone has skills and strengths.
Pick a different skill or strength for each letter of the alphabet. Then each child decides which ones apply in their lives and could be useful in a future career path!