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Economics for Kids: How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?

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.
Patricia Valdez
146 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 4 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Sep 12

Sep 12 - Oct 3 (4 weeks)
10pm - 10:50pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Class Experience

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. 
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. 
 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:
Oral assessment
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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


Patricia Valdez
Lives in the United States
Froglady is in the classroom.
146 total reviews
163 completed classes

About Me

Hello, My name is Patricia Valdez. I've been teaching over thirty-five years now. I love teaching! 
I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Art. Plus, I am a life-time certified, secondary teacher. 

I earned my TESOL certification... 
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