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Economics for Kids: Let's Go Pet Shopping!

Patricia Valdez Certified Teacher
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(190)
How much does a pet really cost? Students will learn about different pets such as birds, fish, cats, and dogs. They will learn what it takes to keep a pet healthy and happy; but also figure out the annual cost to own one.

Class experience

US Grade 3 - 5
Beginner Level
Who doesn't like animals? Come discover which animals make good pets. Find out the needs of certain pets? Let's do the math as to how much a pet fish, dog, cat or bird will cost us using prices from various online box pet stores.
I have taught Pet Camps for over 20 years. I feel children are unaware of their care and what is the cost to keep a pet happy and healthy. I know that many children after taking this course have a new understanding of how to financially support a pet. This in turn will eventually help them also to know what it takes to support themselves in their futures. 
Homework Offered
The only homework may be to list and sketch what they feed their pets and other needs for their comfort prior to the next class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Oral assessment
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
I will have printable handouts for students to calculate how much a pet might cost. Students only need a pencil, paper, and a calculator if their parents will allow it.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I will occasionally have 3 to 5 minute YouTube videos that pertain to a topic. I have prescribed them to be child friendly.
A good website to decide which pet to bring home is https://paag.org.uk/how-to-buy-a-pet/
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(190)
Hello, My name is Patricia Valdez. I love teaching! 

I am a wife. I have four sons (who were homeschooled all the way thru to high school) and eight grandchildren. I am bilingual. I speak both English and Spanish.
I enjoy gardening, upcycling and... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
4x per week, 1 week
50 min

Completed by 6 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
3-10 learners per class

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